After seeing the desperate situation of some of the children in the communities we worked in, KidzCare decided to do something about it. The idea was to setup family style homes, where children who are orphaned, neglected and abused would have a safe environment to grow up in and be provided proper care, nutrition and medical assistance but still be involved in the local community and schools.
The first homes were setup in rented houses in urban Dar es Salaam, where the idea proved successful with tremendous positive impact on the children’s lives and health.
After realizing the need for sustainability and a permanent location for the children, KidzCare acquired some land located outside of Dar es Salaam (Kerege Village, Bagamoyo) and started to fundraise to build a larger home and a farm for the children. In January 2009 the children moved to this new home which provided a healthier and cleaner environment for them to grow up in.
Since 2009, the Home and property has continued to expand and has provide housing for more children and has provided support to the local community with our education and outreach programs.