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(31.078808,-97.39088)
 

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Mission Statement

Rescue abandoned, orphaned and at-risk babies. Reunitechildren with extended families and promote adoption. Restore hope to women through education, business opportunities, parenting skills, and spiritual guidance. Renew dignity to AIDS widows

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Neema House is a 501C3 Christian organization located in Arusha, Tanzania which was started in 2012 by Michael & Dorris Fortson, retired couple in their 70's. from Temple, Texas. Fortsons established the rescue center for abandoned, orphaned, disabled, and at risk babies. Since opening, they have saved over 88 babies and currently have 45, four of which have special needs. Since opening they have reunited 14 babies with their extended families and have coordinated the adoption of 11 babies. A new 60 bed baby home is being built along with a Widows Cottage, Volunteer House, and cottages for unadoptable babies on 9.8 acres. Neema House is now Neema Village. A microenterprise program is starting to empower women & help them become self sufficient by starting small businesses. Last year, Neema House had over 125 volunteers from 21 different countries. For more information, check www.neemavillage.org. Come join us & make a difference in the lives of precious babies.

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