Neema Means Grace

A Baby Home, Mothering Center, a Day Care for MAP moms who have special needs babies, Safe Birthing Training for Traditional Maasai Birthers and Opportunities to Serve for Volunteers, in Arusha, Tanzania

Our mission statement:

  • Rescuing abandoned, orphaned, and at-risk babies
  • Reuniting children with extended families and promoting adoptions
  • Restoring hope to women through education, business opportunities, parenting skills, day care assistance, and spiritual guidance
  • Renewing dignity to AIDs widows

Neema Village Tanzania, Inc, is a 501(c)3 registered non-profit in the USA and a registered NGO in Tanzania.  Neema in Swahili means Grace and any good done has been done by the Abundant Grace of God!

Neema Village is a rescue center for abandoned, orphaned and at risk babies in Arusha, Tanzania, East Africa. During that time, hundreds of babies have been rescued, many abandoned babies have now been adopted through the Tanzania Social Welfare system and others who had lost their mothers during the birth were saved and have now been able to return home to an extended family member. We love the idea of “Families not Orphanages.”

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How to Help

Volunteer at Neema

Are you looking for a way to make a difference in the world, gain new experiences, or training for a future career?


Sponsor a Baby

Help financially with our needs, especially with sponsoring babies. All donations go directly to the costs of Neema Village.

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Support Our Mothers

With your donation, Neema will have the ability to provide women an opportunity to become self-sufficient.

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Purchase a Book

Dorris Fortson, co-founder of Neema, tells the stories of our babies. Purchasing a book directly impacts our mission.

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When you leave this earth you can take nothing you have received, only what you have given.
St. Francis of Assisi