Greystoke, Mahale

Project #1

The Katumbi Clinic is very remote, on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, but serves a population of 3,000 farmers and fishermen. It is staffed by a permanent nurse who also performs midwife duties, and there is the odd visit from a doctor.


General Medical:
Ace Bandages, Alcohol Swabs/Wipes, Cannulas, Respiratory Masks, Sanitary Napkins, Small Scissors

Dressings, Forceps, Surgical Gloves

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

Alcohol Gel, Antibiotics, Antifungal Cream, Antihistamine, Aspirin, Burn Cream, Eye Drops, First Aid Spray, Hydrocortisone Cream, Ibuprofen, Oral Rehydration Salts, Paracetamol, Permethrin (Scabies Cream), Vitamins

Specifically for Children:
Cannulas (Particularly Pediatric Cannulas and Giving Set), Cloth Diapers and Clips, Newborn Clothes (Very Useful)

Bed Linens

Project #2

The Katumbi Primary School offers basic education to over 800 children from ages 4 through 13 years old of farming and fishing communities on the banks of Lake Tanganyika. We are raising cash toward furniture and infrastructure, but the school is also badly in need of basic equipment.

An asterisk (*) before an item indicates this item is most urgently needed.


General School Supplies:
Book Bags, Crayons, Erasers, Handheld Pencil Sharpeners, Pencils, Pens, 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) General Science, Health, Math, and *Textbooks in English for Primary Level

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

New or Gently Used Children’s Clothing and Shoes and *White Shirts and Polo Shirts in Small Sizes

Initiatives Supported

All the needs are current as of August 14, 2018

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.