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ETI Board Welcomes Leann Breed

March 28, 2022

Leann Breed has been a strong advocate for ETI since its inception in 2010. After years of support, Leann was elected unanimously to the ETI Board in March of 2022, filling a vacancy left by the heartbreaking passing of her husband, Mel. Both Leann and Mel were deeply connected with the people of Tanzania for…

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ETI Annual Report 2021

March 16, 2022

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Love Big Like Mel

January 18, 2022

Mr. Mel Breed It is almost incomprehensible to us at ETI to think that we have lost our dear friend, ETI Board Member, savvy businessman, lover of Karagwe and picture of kindness – Mel Breed. Mel loved big. We are better people because of Mel, and ETI is a better organization because he gifted us with his presence,…

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November 2, 2021

ETI has a $10,000. MATCH to help complete the 2021 End-of-Year Funding Goal of $50,000. ETI funds will help us begin construction of the Food Processing Plant in early 2022. We have the site, the renderings, an operations outline, and are eager to begin the build. COVID-19 threw more than one wrench in our plans…

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Under a New TZ President

June 7, 2021

The work of ETI and the Karagwe Diocese is affected by the national political climate in Tanzania. ETI and KAD have worked together on each of the issues below and look forward to continued progress under a new Tanzanian president. Samia Suluhu Hassan, Tanzania’s president, has been described as calm, conciliatory, inclusive, rational and diplomatic.…

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Memorial Day

May 31, 2021

Shortly after the Civil War in the United States, “Decoration Day” was established to honor the fallen soldiers. Our current Memorial Day reminds us that people were united in purpose and indeed sacrificed their lives for democracy. In response, we are anchored in gratitude and submitted to that which serves our fellow citizen. From 1868:…

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May 24, 2021

The murder of #GeorgeFloyd sparked an international outcry that compelled millions to speak out against brutalities by abusers of power and authority that have been leveled at Black persons. Specifically, protesters the world over called for fair, equitable and humane treatment of Black persons and demanded accountability among those in authority generally and police officers…

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The Latest from ETI – May, 2021

May 17, 2021

Check out the ETI Newsletter for May. We’re half-way to our funding goal and have a Guest Blog by Dr. Bagonza on Tanzania’s new president. Read on. 1. YOUR SUPPORT MAKES AN IMPACTMany thanks to those who helped ETI reach its May funding goal early – on May 11th! Your generosity earned us a 5K…

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Samia Saluhu Hassan, President of Tanzania

May 11, 2021

Read on to learn more about Tanzania’s first female president, Samia Suluhu Hassan in our Guest Blog by Rev. Dr. Benson Bagonza, Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT), Karagwe Diocese (KAD). Tanzanian’s new President, Samia Suluhu Hassan became President by an act of the constitution. By virtue of being Vice President through…

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Food Processing is Key

May 3, 2021

In hot climates with little infrastructure, transportation or refrigeration, fresh foods rot fast. Turning a raw crop (i.e.) pineapple into pineapple juice lengthens shelf life, improves community health, reduces crop waste, provides income & boosts equity if inclusive. Now through May, all gifts to help build the food processing plant will be doubled up to…

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