- In Tanzania, with a population of 45 million, there are several million orphans, many of whose parents have died from AIDS.
- Most orphanages will not accept babies because they are too expensive to care for and require too many workers.
- Due to a shortage of clean blood supply in Africa, mothers die during child birth at a much higher rate, resulting in many orphaned babies.
- In Tanzania, babies are abandoned in hospitals, churches, along the road, in forests, bus stations, and many other places.
- To adopt a child in Tanzania you must live in the country 3 years, be married, and be at least 25 years old, which basically stops out of country adoptions.
WorldPix Sponsored Organizations
Worldpix is proud to partner with Neema Village in the city of Arusha, Tanzania.
Neema Village operating in the city of Arusha, Tanzania, and is a rescue center for orphaned, abandoned and at-risk babies. Babies who have been left on the roadside, on porches, in yards, left alone in houses and even in latrines come to Neema when hospitals and police stations call asking for help. With a staff of forty full time Tanzanians there is twenty-four-hour care, seven days a week at Neema. At Neema Village they have all found love and care.