Lebahati

Lebahati is sponsored! Lebahati is from a Maasai village outside of Arusha.  His name means “lucky boy.” Until he came to LOHADA, the seven-year-old might not have been so lucky. His parents are separated and Lebahati has been raised by a relative. Now he is a student at Camp Joshua School. He loves learning and applies his…

How to sponsor a child

Each child at LOHADA has a story. Some have been abandoned to the streets, left to beg for their survival. Others’ parents have died in childbirth, from AIDS, or have been murdered. LOHADA children urgently need personal sponsors to change the course of their lives.  Life  in a crowded and crime-filled slum can be truly…

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…