Upendo Daima - Project for Street Children Tanzania

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The street children of Mwanza

The children end up on the streets because their parents have abandoned them or their parents are deceased, but also because of poor conditions at home. Sometimes their families have sent them to the streets to earn money.

The street is their home and they consider the other street children sometimes as their family. The children live in groups and seek their livelihood from small jobs or through stealing. Fighting and begging for food is very common. The trading of drugs is daily practice.

They sleep on the street without any protection and are often chased away by the police. Many street children are facing physical violence and sexual abuse. The risk to be infected with HIV and other STD's is great. There is no money to consult a doctor or buy medications. Their self-esteem is often completely gone.

Because of these miserable circumstances several of the street children sniff glue or paint thinners. Momentarily the pain is gone and cold or hunger is not noticed. However, this affects their brains and worsens their situation.


Latest news

  • May 2017 Finance Officer and Management Assistant I am Patricia Paul Buswage from Mwanza City. I have done MBA from St. Augustine University of Tanzania and working now for the past fou...
  • May 2017 Assistent Centre Manager My name is Milanga Ally, living at Nyegezi in Mwanza City.  Professionally I have a diploma in  Community Development. I work in Upendo Daima...
  •        May 9, 2017 My name is Salome Balele Malulu. I was born in 1974 in Nyamagana district in Mwanza Region. I have been working for Upendo Daima since 2007 as coo...
  • May 2017 My name is Michael Peter Maguge from Lumala, Mwanza. I work 8 years for Upendo Daima at the Back Home House in Pasiansi. The first six years as guard and since then as mentor. ...

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