Mohammed Salimu

This little guy came to Neema in mid June 2014. His mother had gone into the hospital to have the baby, it was decided she should have a c-section but when she began to hemorrhage there is a lack of clean blood supply and unfortunately she died. The Father is having a hard time dealing with the loss of his wife. Since formula cost ten to twelve dollars a can and the average Tanzanian only makes around $100 per month, these dads cannot afford formula. Neema House in Arusha was asked to keep little Mohammed and we were more than willing to do that.

It is always a sad thing for the dads to bring these little motherless ones in to Neema. He is a beautiful baby who smiles and coos a lot.

Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They are easier to ignore before you see their faces. It is easier to pretend they’re not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes.
David Platt