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.