10 children a day in Tanzania develop cancer

9 out of 10 children lost their battle with cancer before we started ours

Survival rates have increased 4 fold since we started ...

but we have a long way to go

TLM will not stop until we reach every child in Tanzania

We Are TLM (Their Lives Matter / Tumaini La Maisha)

Who we are...
Tumaini La Maisha/ Their Lives Matter Ireland/ Their Lives Matter UK


We are a group of charities based in Tanzania, Ireland & UK with the united aim to reach every child in Tanzania who develops cancer, and treat them with high quality cancer treatment free of charge with the hope for a continued and healthy life.

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The 3rd annual bid for life art auction is here!!! Bidding for these pieces supports children's cancer services in Tanzania and the little warriors we treat every day- Their Lives Matter!!

Bidding opens 1st-15th October 2022. See this years' catalogue here and get bidding!!


Lord + Lady Ardee invite you to Killruddery’s annual Harvest Moon Gala Charity Ball in aid of Their Lives Matter, Tanzania – a charity very close to Lady Ardee’s heart.

Join us in your finery for a fantastic evening, all in aid for childhood cancer treatment and services at Tumaini La Maisha.


The first ever TLM radiothon #NibebeCampaignis happening this week, on the 29 &30th of September to mark the end of childhood cancer awareness month! Be sure to tune in and listen to UFM station 107.3FM from 6am-7pm to learn interesting facts about childhood cancer in Tanzania and to hear from your favourite local super stars!

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Our Give Every Month club helps build a team of partners who contribute each month to make a difference to all the children in need. To support the mission click the button below. 

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Please enjoy these lovely videos of the kids singing Don't give up on me by Andy Grammer & Love Hope Strength by Mike Peters

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2022 Commemorative Calendar
10 years of Love Hope & Courage

We Are TLM are so fortunate this year to team up with the supremely talented Sarah Markes who has created a beautiful calendar full of completely new drawings of Tanzanian street scenes to celebrate TLM reaching our 10th year caring for children with cancer in Tanzania. 

Below is a preview of the calendar and the wonderful story it tells.

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