Gertruda

Gertruda, 4, is a day schooler who lives in the Unga Limited slum with her brother Godbless and her sister Joyce. Each day, she walks to school, where she enjoys learning and swinging on the playground. Her ideal gift, she says, would be biscuits — the cookie type. Also pretty great would be getting a…

Erik

Erik might only be 4, but he’s proud of his backpack, which happens to be black, his favorite color. Coming to school is a new for him, but he already likes health class and playing soccer during recess. He says he’s too young to know what he wants to be when he grows up. And…

Anna Y.

Anna is a 12-year-old day schooler who lives with her brother and sister in the Unga Limited slum outside of the Camp Joshua compound. She comes to school every day because she loves science and wants to be a doctor. She likes to read storybooks, loves the color pink and likes listening to gospel music….

Halima

She’s 13 and ready to take on the world. Halima’s favorite subject is geography. She wants to be a journalist, and to write about politics. Of course, she aspires to go to the university because any self-respecting journalist knows a lot about the world around her. And with your support, she’ll get there. Just you…

Daniel

Daniel has been sponsored! Daniel loves to play football (American soccer). His dream come true would be playing professionally for his favorite team, Manchester United. But, truth is, Daniel loves lots of things. Like dancing to gospel songs at LOHADA’s  afternoon devotions. And eating rice pilau on special holidays. And learning about science  at Camp…

Charles

Charles aims high. Maybe it’s because he shares a name with a famous leader or two, but this 12-year-old aspires to be the prime minister of Tanzania. We say, the sky’s the limit. Charles likes to read — also a good skill for a prime minister — and likes to play basketball.  Both are skills he can hone…

Gideon

Gideon has been sponsored! Fifteen-year-old Gideon came to LOHADA when he was eight. He will be forever grateful, he says, because LOHADA taught him to read and speak English. He likes science and math so much that he wants to be a doctor.  In his first year of high school, he is already making plans for when he graduates…

Debora

Debora has been sponsored! Each afternoon at Camp Joshua School, students participate in Bible study and devotions. Anyone who has attended can tell you, LOHADA Bible study rocks. The kids sing, play drums, dance and recite scripture. Debora, who is 10, considers this one of her favorite things about school.  She hopes to one day become…

Mount Horeb Farm

Southeast of Unga Limited slum, off a country road, Mount Horeb Farm is a peaceful 11-acre plot that is a site for sustainable farming and for learning. LOHADA grows multiple crops on the farm, including maize and beans, which help feed the children at Camp Joshua and Camp Moses. They also grow vegetables such as…

Golden Grace Hospital

GOLDEN GRACE HOSPITAL opened in January 2017 in Shinyanga, a city in western Tanzania near the home of many LOHADA children. The ministry provides low-cost health care to people in the community, including obstetrics, vaccinations, malaria treatment, x-rays and dispensing of drugs. The hospital charges a nominal fee, about 25 cents, for an office visit and a small fee for…

Hope where there was none

According to UNICEF about 71 percent of Tanzanian children live in absolute poverty. More than 73 percent have been physically abused. LOHADA children have suffered the most extreme indigence — theirs are the worst-case scenarios. About a third have been orphaned or lost one parent, often to HIV-AIDS. Others have been abandoned to the streets…

Help us respond to COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic strikes East Africa, hunger is as urgent a need as treating the virus. LOHADA children sheltered in place with either their extended families or other families until August, when school resumed. Many of their families in Shinyanga, in western Tanzania, where also hit with devastating floods. LOHADA has worked for months…