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Welcome,and thank you for your interest in the orphans and vulnerable children of Songea, Tanzania. Here you will learn how you can help these children break the chains of poverty and neglect, and help Songea's Kids give them a future by meeting their daily needs and providing education.

Education/Scholarship Funds needed! Education is the key to escaping the cycle of poverty and dependency. Money is needed for uniforms, school supplies, books, fees, and tuition. Give to the Education/Scholarship Fund or become an Education Sponsor.

Sponsor a Child: As a Basic Needs sponsor your donations will pay for daily needs - food, healthcare, medicine, clothing, shoes, and nurturing care.

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Our Vision:For the people of Songea, Tanzania, to meet the basic living, health, and educational needs of their children.

Our Mission:To collaborate with Tanzanian partners to support orphans and other vulnerable children, and build self-sustaining infrastructure in Hope Village.

Songea's Kids Video: This video explains the mission of Songea's Kids and the vision of Hope Village. It visualizes the finished Hope Village project, with the buildings and facilities that will serve the orphans and people of the local community.

Read more details about the work underway on the Hope Village Page.

News The latest from Songea's Kids
TEN FOR TWINS--$10 to Save 2 Lives: Jackson and Jacline are twins born July 30, 2014 in Songea. Their 27-year-old mother died when they were born and the father is unknown.
Jackson and Jacline with donated clothes

Caretakers of Jackline and Jackson send MANY thanks to 4 generous donors who gave emergency funds for the orphan twins. These funds purchased essential supplies and food to keep them alive immediately. Our partner Jirani Mwema is monitoring them closely. The caretakers are doing their best and love the kids, but the one person who could earn income to support 8 people (5 kids, 2 elderly grandparents and herself) had to quit her job to care for the babies.

Mercy's Grandparents Care Takers

What is next? How will Jackline and Jackson thrive and have a future? Two determined donors have started a Ten for Twins Group. They signed up at Our Donate page to automatically deduct $10/month from their bank account or credit card, and made a commitment to support these babies as they grow up. In the next 3 weeks we need 5 more donors to make a commitment of $10/month for at least 2 years to ensure the long-term survival of the twins.
On the donate page (Donate) give to the "General Fund" and write in the note field the funds are for the babies.
Just $10 to save 2 lives. Please send this story on to others who care about kids.
Watch "Songea's Kids" Facebook for updates on reaching our goal in the next 3 weeks. Facebook Link


CLEAN WATER FOR KIDS:How will YOU make this possible? Hope Village will provide nurturing care for 160 orphans in very poor and remote Lutukira, Tanzania, East Africa. The well and housing plans are finished. Contractors are ready to begin this year. But the FIRST step is drilling a deep well to provide clean water. The need is URGENT; children are waiting for shelter, food, hygiene supplies, healthcare, and to go to school.
The ORPHAN WELL PROJECT is the first step to make this possible. Help us reach our goal of 15,000 pounds! Start saving bags of donations at your home NOW. See the attached flyer for details. 2015 CFTC Announcement! →


The chickens are healthy and producing well. For the first time, the children receive an egg a week, which is greatly improving their nutrition. From April to November 2104, Jirani Mwema saved 3 million Tsh from the sale of excess eggs. Part of that has been used to buy more chicks, increasing the current number from 180 to 320. The project is now self-sustaining, and some excess income helps pay orphan care and education costs.

This project was made possible by generous grants to Songea's Kids from Sowing Seeds of Hope. Read "Jirani Mwema's Successful Chicken Project to Promote Quality Health and Well-Being for Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Mshangano, March 2014" to see the project startup report and photos.

Here are recent pictures from the project:

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