Arusha is the starting point for many tourists visiting Tanzania’s national parks. However, it is also a region facing huge problems including poverty and a lack of healthcare and education provision. The few functioning orphanages in Arusha are over-flowing and there are more and more homeless children on the streets each day.
2 MILL. ORPHANs IN TANZANIA
THE FOUNDERS of Malaika Children’s Home (meaning ‘Angel’ in Kiswahili) Francesca Aimone and Jutta Kassam decided to help the local community. One of the ways in which they decided to help was to open a home for underprivileged local children. The home employs local staff and international volunteers to give the best possible start to the children. Furthermore, staff members receive regular professional training in areas such as HIV/AIDS and agriculture. Children, who are old enough, attend a local school. Recent additions to the home include a vegetable garden, cows and chickens, which are all aimed at making the centre self-sustainable.
The centre relies on donations, sponsorship and the time given by volunteers. It has already been offered the chance of a brighter future to some of Arusha’s children. The children receive shelter, food, schooling, medical attention, and most importantly Love.
To help local children and community by providing education, aid and support. To help the local environment by making the local community self-sufficient and reliant on it’s local resources.
We hope to shortly add 'On line Credit Card facilities for donating.'