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Who We Are


Neema (Nāma) is the Swahili word for "grace or abundance"

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Who We Are


Neema (Nāma) is the Swahili word for "grace or abundance"

 

Who We Are

Neema House is an interim care home built to serve orphaned, abandoned, and at-risk children ages 0-5 in the Geita Region.  It was opened in Geita Town in June 2013 and was initially set up to serve up to 20 children at a time.  Since then, Neema House has expanded its facilities and is currently able to serve up to 40 children, though plans are in process to increase capacity further in 2017 due to growing need and the fact that Neema House is the only home in the Geita Region serving children under the age of 4. 

Neema House works in connection with the local hospital and government social welfare offices to identify children in need and ensure their care and safety.  While at Neema House, children are provided food, clothing, shelter, medical care, education, and love.  Day to day care of the children is provided by Tanzanian "mamas" to help ensure that they are raised in their Tanzanian culture as much as possible and therefore more easily reintegrate into homes in the community.

 
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What We Do


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What We Do


 

What We Do

At Neema House, we seek to care for children when they are most vulnerable, to ensure their health and well-being, and to help develop long-term plans for a safe and loving home in the community, preferably with family.  When children are found abandoned, severely malnourished, or at risk of safety, we offer residential care on an interim basis until other long-term plans can be made.  When possible, however, we seek to offer support to families in the community to prevent the need for out of home care.  This support could include: milk formula (Lactogen) support, parent / caregiver education and training, provision of mosquito nets, assistance with school uniforms, assistance with business start-ups for long-term sustainability, or other follow-up support.

Neema House is committed to providing the best quality interim care for children while also seeking to help return children to families in the community, either through reunification with biological families or through adoptive placements.  To date, no child from the Geita Region has ever been adopted through the official processes of Tanzania, so Neema House is working with local social welfare offices and interested adoptive families to navigate the lengthy process and help these children be placed into loving homes.

All children at Neema House Drop-In Centre are placed by the Social Welfare Department, either through the Town Council, District, Regional, or Hospital offices.  Neema House gathers as much information about the child as possible at the time of placement, and then seeks to locate and/or make contact with family members to begin exploring options for long term sustainability in a home with family.  Within 24 hours after placement, every child is taken to the hospital for a complete medical examination, including blood work to check for possible infections and/or HIV.  If needed, children are given medication to treat any ailments that they have at the time of placement.

 
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The Kids


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The Kids


The Kids

Neema House is the only Geita region caring for children ages 0-5 who have been abandoned, orphaned, or need interim care.  We want the world to know their stories and that God, their Father, loves them.  Click on their pictures to read their stories below and click below to sponsor one of these children!  Every little bit helps!

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How You Can Help


HOW YOU CAN HELP!

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How You Can Help


HOW YOU CAN HELP!

 

Child Sponsorships

Our sponsorship program allows you to select the child you wish to help on a recurring basis while they are living at Neema House. You will get periodic updates on they're well being and pictures! All funds from this program are only used for childcare costs such as food, formula/milk, medical costs, and Tanzanian caregivers' salaries.

 
 

Maisha Matters

This program is specifically designed to assist families in caring for malnourished babies and educating Tanzanians about nutrition and health.  We do this through a variety of services including; forumula milk support, parent education & training, follow-up & monitoring, plus potential business start-up and support. Funds are used to purchase formula, assist with family transport, and business startups.  Maisha Matters is a proven program from a home in Mwanza, Tanzania and we are excited to serve the Geita region in this way.  

 
 

General Donation

Funds are used to improve our buildings and facilities, including general maintenance and any construction projects. General donations also help pay for vehicle fuel for follow-up visits, generator fuel, and other miscellaneous expenses.  

 

If you are interested in sending supplies to Geita, please contact at info@neemahouse.org

Neema House is a not-for-profit / non-governmental organization (NGO) that relies on financial support from donors, other organizations, grants, and mostly from individual child sponsors. There are many ways you can help support for the caring of the kids and Neema House and the Geita region.   
All donations are tax-deductible as Neema House is a 501©3 based in Murfreesboro, TN.