Over the last five years, Neema Village has cared for over 130 babies!! Currently there are 44 babies in the house. Below is a picture of our little crawlers having their morning bottle.
Astoundingly ninety one, 91, of our babies have been adopted, returned home or were cared for in their own homes through our outreach program. We think that is impressive! Think of it another way, we have been able to put 70% of our babies back into their family units!!
There are a lot of orphanages in Africa and we are not one of them. You don’t have to tell me that orphanages are not the best way to care for children! I was raised in one. Neema Village is not an orphanage, we are a Faith based, Christ Centered rescue center!
Below are pictures of new babies at Neema. We need your help to care for these babies until we can safely get them back in their homes.
Baraka, pictured above, was born on 27th of May, His mother went to another region about a 10 hour drive from Arusha in Tanga. She went to look for land so she could farm and make a living. Instead, she got pregnant and gave birth to Baraka. She sadly got sick shortly after and passed away. Her family didn’t know anything about what happened. So, the neighbors took care of the child. They searched for the family and found the uncle (Brother of Baraka’s mom). When the uncle found out that his sister died and had a child, he decided to take the baby with him back to Arusha. He has a big family to take care of, two wives and six children. Some are the same age as Baraka. So, he feels he cannot take care of Baraka at this time. The uncle went to social welfare for help and they referred him to Neema Village. We are happy to love him. He is a very healthy baby. He weighed over ten lbs. when he came to us. He is doing very well. While he is here at Neema would you consider sponsoring him? Please go to www.neemavillage.org to find out more. Thank you!
Abbas was born on the fourth of September. He came to Neema weighing around 4lbs. His mother lost a lot of blood during his delivery. She was sent home but she was not well. She went back to the hospital about a week later for a blood transfusion. Her heart was failing and sadly passed away. Neema was called by social welfare. We picked Abbas up at the hospital and brought him to Neema. His father came with him and is happy he is here. He has been at Neema for a couple weeks now. He is doing very well, thanks to the great care of our nannies. We will need help caring for this little one, you can sponsor a baby at Neema starting at $30 per month. It costs us $300 per month to keep a baby at Neema. That pays salaries for nannies, formula, food, utilities, petrol and medical bills. It does not pay administrator salaries.
Joan was born on the 21st of May. She sadly was abandoned by her mother. Her mother ran off with Joan’s two year old sibling. The father has filed a police report, and is having the police try to locate his wife and child. For now Joan is safely at Neema and is very healthy. She is a very happy baby and smiles at everyone. The father has come to visit a couple times. Dorris kindly encouraged her father not to abandon her too. He is very welcome to visit her anytime. Please consider sponsoring this beautiful little girl while she is here. Please go to www.neemavillage.org for details. Thank you!
Update News!! Joan has been able to return home. Her grandmother from Moshi will be able to keep her. We loved her while we had her but are so glad she is back home with her family.
Majaliwa, above, came to Neema on September 10, 2017. He was one week old. He is very healthy, over seven lbs. (3.5 kg). His mother unfortunately passed away the same day he was born. She lost too much blood during childbirth. He is the fifth sibling in his family. We hope to reunite him with his family when possible. Because of the lack of clean water, refrigeration, electricity, adequate medical care and expensive formula, a high percentage of babies in Africa will die if the mother passes away. Everyone at Neema will be happy to love and care for him until he can return home. Please help us by sponsoring him while he is here. Go to www.neemavillage.org for more information. Thanks!
As much as we love these babies we do not want to keep them. We want to get them back into a stable home and we work closely with Social Welfare to do that. They are precious, innocent children of God. Please choose one to sponsor, you will be happy you did!
Dorris and Michael