Summary of 2012 Tanzania Visit


Thank you to all who donated to our Tanzania 2012 project to help the people of Moshi, Tanzania. Due to your generosity over $9,000.00 was donated to two orphanages, two hospitals, two schools, and a dispensary.

Everyone Dr. Flamez met asked that she please tell you how grateful they are for your generosity. While we tried to capture some pictures to show their gratitude, the images still do not quite capture how thankful they are for your donations. Thank you!

The following is a breakdown of what was delivered and how the donated money was distributed.

Updendo Orphanage

  • Dr. Flamez donated over 200 new outfits to Upendo Orphanage where 56 out of the 58 children are found abandoned on the side of the road by their parents.
  • $1000.00 from money donated on this website was given to help purchase much needed medication for the children throughout the year.

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Rainbow Center/Orphanage

  • $1000.00 from the fundraiser at Cassidy’s Irish Pub was donated to purchase medication to treat AIDS in infants, to provide school tuition for all the children, and to purchase maize and beans.
  • Dr. Flamez distributed shoes and soccer balls that were donated from the Gulf Coast Soccer Club in Corpus Christi, TX.


Kibosho Hospital

  • The government does not pay for food or electricity at Kibosho hospital. Even if medication is available, many patients are unable to keep the medicine down since the hospital only has enough food to feed the patients a small bowl of soup a day. $1000.00 from money donated on this website was given to help provide food and electricity for a year.


 Mawenzi Hospital

  • In Tanzania, the government does not provide disability or assistance to anyone diagnosed with a mental health disorder or disability. $1000.00 from money donated on this website was given to the psychiatric wing.
  • Many of the rooms with beds had no mattresses just wires. Dr. Flamez worked with the chief psychiatrist to provide new beds and medication for all the psychiatric patients.


St. Anna’s Dispensary

  • Many people walk for 15 plus miles to have their babies or treat their children at a dispensary. St. Anna’s dispensary, like most dispensaries, is run by one nun who is a nurse that treats over 7,000 people a year. $1000.00 raised at the Fundraiser at Cassidy’s Irish Pub was donated to purchase beds for the recovery room and to purchase malaria medication.
  • Kate donated a suitcase of much needed over the counter medication.

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St. Francis Primary School

  • Dr. Flamez received a recognition which included a $1000.00 award through a professional association. She donated 100% of the money from the award to St. Francis Primary School, which is the only primary school for students with disabilities in Moshi, Tanzania. Many students are hidden at this school for protection. Many parents abandon their children that are born Albino. The donation helped provide much needed school supplies and food.


St. James School

  • Over $2000.00 collected from this website and through private donations mailed to Dr. Flamez was donated for more classrooms to be built to relieve overcrowding in the school.
  • Soccer balls collected from the kids and parents of the Gulf Coast Soccer Club were donated to the St. James soccer team.

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St. James School Before


St. James School After

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New Nonprofit Formed!
Thank you for all your support over the years. I am excited to announce that we established a nonprofit, SALT World Inc in 2014. SALT stands for serving and learning together. For more information on our nonprofit and projects you can sponsor, please visit
Thank You!
We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude and thanks for those who have donated to the Tanzania 2014 project.

Dr. Kelly Aissen
Hailey Biggerstaff
Dr. Ed Beck
Dr. Esther Benoit
Amber and Adam Black
Dr. Tracy and Chris Chiles
Nan Cordy
Dr. Amanda Costin
Paul Delgado
Dr. Lyda Downs
Rebecca Dulin
Marty & Kathy Farrell
Dr. Matthew Fearrington
John Flamez
Rosemary Flamez
Dr. Linda Foster
Dr. Perry Francis
Jacob & Jillian Gamblin
Dr. Jonathan Gray
Carlos Golfetto
Kaden Heath
The Jonckheeree Family
Dr. Kamiar Kouzekanani
Bryanna Kreft
Dr. Gerard Lawson
Richard McDevitt
Matt McIntosh
Julia & Russell Moeller
Erin Patton
Dr. Rebecca Pender
Maria Pinkard
Dr. Christopher Roseman
Dr. Tammy Shaffer
Caroline Speed
Rebecca & Jeremy Taylor
Sara & Tony Tellado
Robyn Vetter
Darren Villanueva
Dr. Tiffany Rush Wilson