Upendo Daima - Project for Street Children Tanzania

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home-article-photoWelcome on the website of the Upendo Daima project for street children in Mwanza, Tanzania. Mwanza is a fast growing city on the shores of Lake Victoria. In this city you can see on the street the poverty due to high food prices, economic crisis and climate change. Large groups of children, starting at 6 years, are trying to survive on the street with odd jobs, selling water, theft and prostitution.

Upendo Daima, a small scale project with 22 enthusiastic staff members, has been actively searching since 2003 for these children on the street and provide shelter in the Back Home House. From there the team offers counseling, shelter, education and brings them if possible back home. The family is supported. If it is impossible to reunite the children with the family, then they are brought to Malimbe Family, where 50 children live together, are raised and get education until they are able to make their living independently.

Latest news

  • March 2019 Two weeks of activities for Upendo Daima at Montessori school Tuinstad Schiebroek Rotterdam. The ten-year-old Ruben and his friends are closely involved in the ups and d...
  • In January 2018 UD staff went for team building day at Avashi Beach in Mwanza, about 5km from Malimbe Family. The main theme of the day was to exchange ideas, limitations and challenges in our work...
  • December 2017 The Moordeich sponsor run The result of the second sponsor run organized by the students at the Lise Meitner School in Moordeich Germany exceeded all expectations: the 367...
  • October 28, 2017 Four years ago I joined Upendo Daima as Lay Missionary for the SMA. It has been a privilege to work with the children and staff from Upendo Daima. They all have made me...

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