About Us

Who We Are

Tumaini (a Swahili word which means Hope) Miles of Smiles Centre is a non-profit, non-governmental Christian organization founded in the year 2005 with a calling to give hope and help the underprivileged, deprived and vulnerable members of the society, especially children and women.

TMSC has a special place in its objective for the orphans, abandoned, abused, desperate and neglected children regardless of their religion, sex, or tribe. Working hand in hand with the community members, school and the transitional home, each year TMSC becomes a beacon of hope to the hopeless in the community.


Our vision is of a community where orphans and disadvantaged children’s lives are restored, their families empowered and all children have access to quality education.


Our mission is to bring lasting and positive change to the lives of orphaned, poor, vulnerable children and women, through front line work, prevention and advocacy.


Empower underprivileged and marginalized communities in rural western and enable them become responsible and fulfilled people in the society.

Partner with like-minded individuals and organizations to achieve the goal.

Empowerment, mentorship and above all share the love of God

About The Founder

Rose Bugusu.

Rose Bugusu is a mother to many children. Over 300 children and young adults call her ‘mom’. When she began sharing about her vision, people wondered and thought she was running crazy because of her poverty-stricken background. The community could not believe what she was sharing and those who believed thought that she had donors who had approached her to start something in the community. It shocked all when Rose told them that there was no donor behind her but had three things, ‘herself, God and the vision”. Rose knew that what she went through as a child was nothing serious but a preparation to serve by reaching out to the orphaned and the poor. Rose lives a selfless life and you can tell how compassionate, faithful, determined, incorruptible and patient she is once you meet her.

Tumaini is an organization focusing on the disadvantaged in the community and heartbeat is to change our community for a better future. Tumaini Miles of Smiles activities revolve around caring for the orphaned and vulnerable children, provision of quality education and skills, community empowerment, free medical programs and nurturing talents among the youths.

Sponsorship Program

Tumaini is a Swahili word for ‘HOPE’, Sponsor a child today and help break poverty cycle and bring hope to children, widows and families leaving a mark that will never be forgotten

The Soul Food Project

This campaign targets spiritual needs in addition to physical needs. Over 300 Bibles have been given to Tumaini students, staff and guadians and the community around.

Aspire Empower Connect

Poor people might not be able to achieve their capabilities but it does not mean that they do not have aspirations they wish to fulfil. Get involved with Tumaini and connect to empower.

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