Larchfield Children's Home


In 2011, as a response to the desperate plight of Tanzanian children who have been abandoned by parents – either by reason of disease and death, divorce or other incapacity to maintain the family unit, a group of Tanzanian private citizens decided to register a children’s home and to call it, “Larchfield”.

Their aim is to provide a happy, safe and secure home for homeless children, to foster an environment where each child can flourish and develop to his or her full potential regardless of race, sex, religion or other defining characteristics. They would like to promote self-reliance by encouraging life sustaining water resource management and agricultural programmes supporting a nourishing staple diet and organic supplements from arable and non–arable farming; and to provide a focus for cultural community projects and to offer profitable skills and employment within the community.

Number of children impacted: 28

United Nation's sustainable development goal: Welfare and Quality Education

Charity number: UK registered charity 1163227

Since 2014, Good for Good’s partnership with Larchfield which currently houses 28 children and plans to house 60 children in Phase 1 and eventually 300 children, has helped to raise USD 329,746 through these initiatives: 


2020 - multipurpose auditorium is to be constructed onsite. In April 2020 USD 68,218 of the USD 156,000 required to cover this project has been submitted.

2020 – during Covid restrictions 64 challengers ‘Virtually’ climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro raising over USD 2,500

2019 – the Larchfield-Gulf for Good Gala Ball with almost 400 attendees raised USD 34,453

2019 – 45 challengers climbed Mt Kilimanjaro raising USD 55,654

2018 – the Larchfield Classical Music Evening raised USD 23,775

2018 – the Larchfield-Gulf for Good Gala Ball with over 400 attendees raised USD 50,222

2017 – in his quest to run the Marathon des Sables Tom Otton funds raised funds of USD 4,924

2017 – the Larchfield Classical Music Evening raised USD 24,635

2017 – the Larchfield Gala Ball with over 300 attendees raised USD 59,547

2016 – 18 challengers from Sony climbed Mt Kilimanjaro and gave a private donation

2016 – 11 challengers from climbed Mt Kilimanjaro raising USD 36,837

2015 – 17 challengers from Wunderman climbed Mt Kilimanjaro raising USD 4,841

2014 – 16 challengers climbed Mt Kilimanjaro raising USD 32,360

Current Charity Projects

The following are the charity's current needs that we are working towards supporting.  

Larchfield Greenhouse Project

  1. Introduction

To supercharge Larchfield’s sustainability by setting up a vegetable farm and nursery on Larchfield land. Larchfield’s traditional sources of cash are compromised by Covid-19 and there is a need to find new sources of revenue.

  1. The Project

The project consists of:

  1. establishing a cereal field where Larchfield could grow rice, maize, millet and other crops; and
  2. erecting an 18 M X 36 M greenhouse tent containing trays for seedlings such as:
  • Tomatoes – 50,000 seedlings
  • Green Pepper – 20,000 seedlings
  • Yellow pepper – 20,000 seedlings
  • Red pepper – 20,000 seedlings

The facility will be designed as to work in rainy and dry seasons.

  1. Key Resources 

In order to establish the viability, we may need to conduct a further soil test.  Although we have access to municipal water supplies, in order to save costs, we should:

  1. find ways to save significant quantities of rain water
  2. test the quality of the water from the borehole on the site next to Larchfield, as well as the capacity of the borehole (how much water can it supply continuously)?
  1. Capital and Start Up Cost

Plastic Tent: USD1,800

Steel (green house & tables): USD4,200

80,000 Trays: USD4,000

Irrigation system: USD1,500

Soil: USD1,200

Seeds: USD1,700

Fertiliser: USD1,000

Chemical: USD1,000

Labour for the green house and supervisor for one month: USD600

Project implementation costs: USD4,250

Total: USD21,250


  1. Expected Yield

Properly managed, the seedling nursery of the above mentioned capacity can yield USD 7000-10000 every 3 weeks.


  1. Manpower

The first month will require the presence of a supervisor and labour. Going forward, Larchfield would need to hire a team from Mkuranga and decide the best way to remunerate the team, so as to motivate them and make them to look after the project and work responsibly – wages or percentage of revenue

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