Yunis

Six-year-old Yunis loves to read books. The Camp Joshua library is like a miracle to her. Picture books, early readers, toys to help children sound out words. Almost no kid in Arusha has an opportunity to see books like these, unless they are LOHADA kids. And in the Camp Joshua library, Yunis can sprawl out…

Gertruda

Gertruda has been sponsored! 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…

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…