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Welcome to the Upendo Family Orphanage!

Be like a father to orphans, and instead of a husband to their mother; you will then be like a son of the Most High, and he will love you more than does your mother.

Sirach 4:10

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.

James 1:27

He who does not love does not know God; for God is love.

I John 4:8

Upendo is a Swahili word which means 'love'. This word which is used to describe the nature of God as in "God is love" (1 Jn.4:8). Orphans and vulnerable children need a family not an orphanage. Upendo Family Orphanage is essentially a family of 15 to 20 children between 3 and 13 years, who live under the care of a volunteer adult or adults to help them grow to adulthood in a socially and psychologically safe and secure environment. These orphans and vulnerable children are assisted to attend school and to learn important social and economic survival skills which will make them productive adults in the Tanzanian culture. After the age of 18 years, these young adults are assisted to start their own independent life.