I am in Arusha making final preparations for my trip back home. I have had the privilege of meeting and working with an NGO in Arusha that takes at risk babies and cares for them until they can find suitable parents to adopt them. The organization is called Neema House (Arusha). I highly suggest you visit their website to learn what amazing work they are doing. If you only look at the section on the children I guarantee you will be moved to help them in caring for these precious children. I am not part of their organization and I have not asked anyone to donate to my NGO as we are trying to build a self funded organization. Neema House is currently building their own facility and is in current need of funds to help with a bore hole. As I have spoken before water is life especially here in Tanzania. I would hope that everyone who reads this will help. I have personally visited these people and they are the real deal. They ask for nothing for themselves and give of their own money more than they collect in donor money. They are now both 72 years old and have dedicated their lives to helping the children of Tanzania. I can not do justice as to what they are doing but if you visit their website you will see first hand. I can attest that the website does not capture the love and attention that each of the children receive at this facility. the place is clean, the babies are all chubby and healthy and they get personal care form a very loving staff. I am not a very good fund raiser as I let my pride get in the way of asking for help but I can not stop thinking that maybe some of my may be able to support them.
I will be back in the States next week and will be talking to many of my friends personally about this organization.
My daughter told me my grandchildren have a trick to make me stay in the States and not return to Tanzania. It will be hard to turn them down as I truly love them but I can see my not coming back here to continue the work that has been started. We will see. There are many challenges but that is what I asked for when I came. I guess the old saying is true. Be careful what you ask for, you may just be unlucky enough to get it.