Fundu Lagoon

Project #1

Kunguni Primary School serves 300 children from ages 6 through 12 years old.


General School Supplies:
Chalk, Colored Construction Paper, Colored Pencils, Compasses, Crayons, Dry-Erase Markers, Erasers, Glue Sticks, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Pencils, Pens, Protractors, Rulers, and Solar Calculators

Reference Materials:
(English) Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

Flash Cards:
(English) Alphabet, Math, and Word

Wall Charts:
(English) Human Body, Language, Math, Science, and World Maps

Text/Reading Books:
(English) Age Appropriate Story Books, Biology, General Science, Health, Language/Grammar, and Math

Art Supplies:
Craft Scissors and Watercolor Paints

Computer Hardware/Software:
Solar-Powered Working Laptops

Educational Games/Toys:
Bananagrams, Chess Sets, Connect Four, Scrabble, and Stuffed Animals/Soft Toys

Sports/Outdoor Activity:
Frisbees, Inflation Pumps, Jump Ropes, Netball/Basketballs, Soccer Balls, and Team Uniforms/Knits for Soccer

New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes

First Aid/Health:
Antibiotic Ointment, Band-Aids, Sanitary Napkins, and Tampons

Project #2

Abdalla Mzee Mkoani Hospital serves 30,000 people. It is very under-supplied and it is the only source of medical assistance for the island.

As the hospital is not located on the island, Fundu Lagoon provides free, daily transportation for those who need medical assistance.


General Medical:
Ace Bandages, Alcohol Wipes, Band-Aids, Blood Pressure Cuff (‘Sphygmomanometer’), Blood Pressure Cuff (‘Sphygmomanometer’) – Digital, Blood Sugar Machines and Test Strips, Hot Packs, Ice/Cold Packs, Respiratory Masks, Sanitary Napkins, Small Scissors, Splints, Tampons, Thermometers (Digital), Tongue Depressors, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, and Tweezers

Specialist Equipment:
Otoscope, Slit-Lamp, and Stethoscope

Dressings, Forceps, Surgical Gloves, and Surgery Thread

Testing Kits:
Malaria Testing Kits (‘RDTs’ – Rapid Diagnostic Test Kits with Reagent), Pregnancy Testing Kits, and Medical Kits

Acetaminophen, Alcohol Gel, Antibacterial Soap, Antibiotics, Antifungal Cream, Antihistamine, Aspirin, Asprin (Low-Dose), Burn Cream, Cold Tabs, Cough Treatments, Ear Drops, Eye Drops, First Aid Spray, Hydrocortisone Cream, Ibuprofen, Magnesium Sulfate Paste, Paracetamol, Permethrin (Scabies Cream), and Vitamins

Specifically for Children:
Baby Blankets, Baby Oil, Baby Powder, Baby Soap, Cannulas (Particularly Pediatric Cannulas and Giving Set), Child O2 Sat Probes, Cloth Diapers and Clips, and Newborn Clothes (Very Useful)

Bath Towels, Bed Linens, Linen Sets, and Pillows

Project #3

The Fundu Farming Project was started with some of the local villagers in the Wambaa Peninsular Village Community about one year ago.

The idea was to create work and give the villagers the chance to sell their products as a means of obtaining an income as well as help them become less dependent on handouts.


Farming Needs:
Organic Vegetable Seeds (of any kind)

All the needs are current as of September 26, 2016

Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them.

Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
• Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
• The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.

Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.