Welcome to TCFDT(NI)

TCFD (Tanzania Christian Farm Development) was founded in Tanzania in 1993 by Gordon and Phyllis McCormick to do God's work in Tanzania. Work began in September 1993 on what is now a 300 acre site situated on the outskirts of Ndevelwa village near Tabora. Tabora is located in the central region of Tanzania some 700 miles inland from the executive capital of Dar es Salaam. This property is mostly forest and was allocated by the Government of Tanzania for the development of a school to teach agriculture and other trades. In 2000 a Trust was also formed in Northern Ireland  known as Tanzania Christian Farm Development Trust (NI).

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There are now 29 children (16 boys and 13 girls) in the Childrens home. If you are interested in sponsoring a child please contact us at secretary@tcfdt.org.

In October 2017 with the support of www.thirstnomore.org a 100m deep borehole was drilled with successful discovery of a clean water supply. This will be a real blessing to the Childrens Home and we trust will meet the water needs for many years to come.

In 2016, we commenced an additional building to the children's home to meet future demand requirements, both for additional children and a suitable building as the current children get older. Teams were primarly involved in building work (block building, electrical work, painting, plumbing, joinery work) and help looking after the children. The building was opened in September 2019.






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  • To manage a farm compound
  • To develop improved breeds of animals
  • To develop vegetable growing
  • To teach people land use skills and animal husbandry
  • To manage a Childrens Home
  • To teach by example
  • To evangelise and teach the wider community in the Christian faith


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