Malaika Children’s Home was founded on 20th December 2004 by two Arusha residents, Jutta and Francesca, who pooled together their own personal finances and bought a plot of land of 5 acres in order to build the home. This home provides a much needed home for the orphans and a safe environment for them to grow up in. Furthermore, the home employs a team of 10 local staff which includes a teacher and nurse.
To date there are 14 children living at the home ranging from the ages of 1 to 7. They all arrived at the home due to different circumstances but are now very well looked after and given a lot of love, support and attention. The project is hoping to expand further in the future to house 50 orphans but currently they are looking for donations for solar panels, water pump, solar fridge and generator.
Furthermore they have a sponsorship program where people can sponsor one of the children in order to ensure their happy development. $1 USD per day can provide food, clothing and a home per child. The sponsors of the children receive constant updates of the children’s progress as well as a newsletter and photos of that child.
The Mission of Mailaika Children’s Home:
Give our children a chance to enjoy a joyful and serene childhood so that they can grow up into strong and happy men and women able to forge their future according to their personal wills and beliefs.
Mailaika Children’s Home is situated on the Eastern outskirts of Arusha, in a small village called Moshono. Moshono is only a 10 minute drive from the centre of Arusha and is far enough to provide fresh air and open fields for the children to play in, but also close enough for the children to go to good schools, ease of getting supplies, accessibility to good medical facilities and convenience for the staff who work and volunteer at the home.
Love Live Africa decided to support Mailaika Children’s Home since we believe that the next generation must be given the very best chance possible. The future of Tanzania lay in the hands of today’s children who must be looked after as well as possible. We donate part of our earnings on an anual basis to Mailaika Children’s Home and encourage our clients to support this great cause in any which way they can.