Rehema

Rehema likes to read and eat french fries. But she comes from a very poor family, with a disabled father and lots of brothers and sisters. In a country like Tanzania,  life can be especially hard for kids like Rehema. Being at LOHADA Centers allows her to attend a good school, fee-free. It allows her ample food, clothing…

Phabian

This 14-year-old is like a lot of teenage kids. He likes to joke around, dance, eat hamburgers and ice cream and watch movies. But Phabian also likes to read. If he continues to work hard in class, he will soon be going to secondary school. Being at LOHADA gives him better chance at mastering the…

Catherine

Catherine, who is six years old, likes cookies, reading in school and the color blue. She says she wants to grow up to be her mom, who left her to her father several years ago. She was not treated well by her step-mother and so came to LOHADA. She lives at Camp Joshua School, where…

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 has provided low-cost health care to people in the community, including outpatient services, limited inpatient care, obstetrics and newborn check-ups, vaccinations, HIV treatment and x-rays.  Our mobile clinic takes medical services to…

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…