University Student Buys Dilapidated African Orphanage

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A new vision for an orphanage in Tanzania

A student who visited a run-down African orphanage was so moved by the children’s plight that she raised £30,000 to buy it. Amy Lambert, 24, set about gathering funds after witnessing the horrors at the decrepit Kichijo Orphanage in Tanzania.

She spent eight weeks volunteering there last summer, when she cared for 150 boys and girls – many of whom had lost one or both parents to AIDS and HIV. Miss Lambert found children who were starving, dangerously dehydrated and sleeping in dirty beds.

The undergraduate at Bath Spa university raised more than £30,000 in just seven months. But rather than passing the cash to authorities, she asked them if she could buy the orphanage instead.

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