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Serving vulnerable children and empowering families in Geita, Tanzania
 

Our Mission:

Care. Serve. Empower.

 
 

All children deserve to be raised in a loving familY

our work is to keep Tanzanian families together

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Our Mission

We CARE for abandoned and orphaned children in our home... We SERVE children suffering from malnutrition with formula and medical support. We EMPOWER families to care for their families through education, training, and business start-ups to end the cycle of poverty.

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Our Impact

We serve the Geita Region by caring for abandoned, orphaned, and vulnerable children in our residential home. Our community outreach project, Maisha Matters, creates opportunities support children in their homes enabled an extended family member to care for a child rather than seeking residential care due to lack of resources in the home. We also contribute to the Geita economy through employing over 30 Tanzanians in various positions including management, caregivers, and support staff. 

45

children reunited or adopted

By working closely with families and local government, 45 children have been reunited with family or been adopted through Neema House

 

 

210

Children saved through Maisha matters

Since the beginning of our outreach program, over 200 infants and children have been supported through milk formula and medical support

 

 
 

1200%

growth in 3 years

Since 2015 we have seen tremendous growth in our impact on the community, increasing from working with 20 children our first year to 257 children this past year (an increase of over 1200%).

(All above stats are a snapshot as of June 2018. Our impact continues to grow each month.)

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What We Do

We serve the Geita region primarily through residential care of abandoned, orphaned, or vulnerable children and through our community outreach project, Maisha Matters. We work in connection with the local hospitals, clinics, and government social welfare offices to identify children in need and ensure their care and safety.

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Our Homes

Neema House 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 to include separate baby and toddler homes, thus increasing capacity and improving quality of care. On average we have around 26 children in the home. We work hard to find permanent homes for all children in our home and since 2015 over 45 children have returned home or been adopted locally.

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Maisha Matters

Maisha Matters addresses the problem of infant mortality and malnutrition following the death of the mother (often in childbirth), when a mother is unable to breastfeed (often as a result of HIV or other illness), or in other cases of severe malnutrition due to lack of appropriate food or nutrition. In 2017 this program was expanded to support all children under age 5 who have been diagnosed with severe malnutrition.  

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Get Involved

Our impact only goes so far and we need your help to continue our work in the Geita community. You can support Neema House through sponsoring a child in our homes, supporting families in our Maisha Matters program, or through general donations.


Sponsor a child

Sponsoring a child supports costs for their  food, formula, medical care, and caregivers' (mamas') salaries

support Maisha matters

The most immediate need through Maisha Matters is milk formula support. Milk formula is too expensive for these families to purchase. You can help by "buying" formula, peanut butter, & powdered milk to support these families

Make a Donation

General donations go help us cover other program costs, future development plans, non-caregivers salaries, and administrative costs

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