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Songea's Kids

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Education & Literacy
  • Homeless & Housing
  • International
  • Women


3020 ISSAQUAH PINE LAKE RD SE, #539SAMMAMISH, WA 98075 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

VISION: Songea’s Kids envisions sustained provision of quality basic health, education and infrastructure needs of orphans and vulnerable children by Tanzanian partner organizations so these children can acquire skills to succeed. MISSION: Songea’s Kids connects Tanzania and international partners to work together so impoverished children and villagers can break the cycle of poverty and lead productive lives.


Songea's Kids is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization founded in 2007 that is dedicated to building hope and transforming the lives of orphans, vulnerable children and their communities in southern Tanzania by providing nurturing homes, clean water, food, clothing, health care and education. We have two programs designed to address both immediate and long-term needs. Our Child Sponsorship Program pairs USA sponsors with a child in urgent need of care, utilizing a foster care approach to meet basic needs and education. We make it possible for each child to reach his or her potential through educational programs that will provide them with the knowledge, skills and abilities to support themselves when they become adults. We have had several children graduate from university, colleges and vocational programs.

Our second program addresses the longer-term needs of orphans and vulnerable children. We work with our Tanzanian NGO partner Hope Village Organization to design and construct Hope Village, a residential orphan haven that will serve 160 of the most vulnerable children, including abandoned babies and street children. Hope Village is rapidly becoming a thriving community center, with a health care dispensary, a masonry vocational training classroom, and deep water wells already constructed and serving the community. We are currently constructing the first orphan home, which is expected to open at the end of 2022 and will be followed by a second orphan home, a pre-primary school, and several additional vocational training classrooms.

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