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