Neema House was designed with the purpose that people from the Geita community will experience the grace and abundance of God through tangible acts of love and service. It seeks to be involved in the community and a partner with social welfare to address the needs of children in the Region of Geita.
At Neema House, we seek to care for children when they are most vulnerable, to ensure their health and well-being, and to develop long-term plans for a safe and loving home in the community, preferably with family. When children are found abandoned or at risk of safety, we offer residential care on an interim basis until other long-term plans can be made. Neema House focuses on family reunification first and, when that is not possible, completes the necessary processes to make children available for adoption.
When possible, however, we seek to offer support to families in the community to prevent the need for out-of-home care, particularly in instances of maternal death or severe malnutrition and health concerns. This support could include: infant milk formula support, nutritional counseling and support, parent / caregiver education and training, provision of mosquito nets, assistance with business start-ups for long-term sustainability, medical assistance, or other follow-up support.
Through this support, we strive to meet our overall objectives at all times while working with families: reduce poverty and hunger; reduce malaria and other diseases; reduce infant mortality; improve quality of life; improve education and life skills; and improve family nutrition. When specific need and lack of resources has been identified for a family, we will support them with business planning and start-up supplies or skills training so they can run a small sustainable business to provide for their whole family on a consistent, long-term basis.