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Tanzania Scholarship Fund

Posted: October 17, 2018

 Meet Asia Kilelii, a Maasai girl from Mahove.

Meet Asia Kilelii, a Maasai girl from Mahove.

Asia’s life changed when water came to Mahove seven years ago. Instead of spending many hours a day carrying water for her family, finally water was available just outside her family’s home, and Asia was able to attend school regularly. She excelled, and graduated at the top of her class. Now she attends college – the first girl in her extended family to do so.

Her life was changed first by a water project, and then by a scholarship.


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When we visited Mtera Secondary School in July, on our way back to Iringa after the visit to Usolanga, we met a remarkable man. He is the second headmaster at the school, Mr. Tibery Mbossa. He started by thanking us for our visit, saying we can see the love of God in you today; your scholarship support is a very big gift. But you don't just pay the fees, you even come to visit the students. It means a lot.

Then he began to tell us his own scholarship story...


Each year, Shepherd of the Valley provides about $45,000 to support secondary and university scholarships for 150 students. Scholarships range from $400 for most secondary students to $3,000 for college students. Most of our students have parents who have died or who are subsistence farmers earning less than a dollar a day.

Your generous support makes a world of difference! Give online at sotv.org/giving or write checks payable to SOTV with “TZ scholarship” in the memo line.