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CROWDRISE : Dec 18, 2012
Tax ID: 45-2466306
BASED: Wallingford, CT, United States


Families and futures

for orphaned and vulnerable children and families in Tanzania

Kids belong in families, whenever it is possible - and when it's not an option, kids deserve loving, family-style homes. Our holistic model works with orphaned and vulnerable children and families on an individual, case by case basis.


Our first priority is keeping families together, and we provide business training, microfinance, daycare and other support through our family preservation program. However, in some cases long term care is a necessity. In those cases, we aim to build real homes, with healthy attachment to loving local caregivers.


When children can't be reunited with family or adopted, we work with the community to create long term, family-style homes at Nkoaranga Orphanage and Happy Family Children's Village. The kids grow up embedded in their community, where they belong, supported by a network of sponsors from across Tanzania and the world. 


We believe local problems require local leadership and solutions, and listen to the community and families we work with in order to create sustainable, participatory and evolving care plans for the future.

Tax ID: 45-2466306 •

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170% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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