Songea's Kids

  • WA


3020 Issaquah-Pine Lake Rd. SE #539
United States

About Us

Songea’s Kids is dedicated to bringing life and hope to orphans and disadvantaged youth in remote, under-served rural Tanzania, East Africa. We are an all-volunteer, grassroots nonprofit organization based in Sammamish, Washington, USA ( We partner with local Tanzanian NGOs to mentor and provide seed money to help Tanzanians meet the basic health, nutrition and educational needs of their orphaned children.

GOAL ONE: Meet the daily and education needs of the 52+ orphans deemed in greatest need by Songea child welfare officials.

·       Recruit sponsors to provide clean water, food, daily needs, nurturing care, and medical care to 52 orphans and at-risk children.

·       Fund education so each child learns skills to be self-supporting before leaving the orphan care program.

·       Identify and implement opportunities for caregivers to earn income so they can support the children's needs and become self-sustaining.

·       Collaborate with Jirani Mwema (Songea NGO partner) on needs assessment of children and effective support systems for their foster home caregivers.

GOAL TWO: Build Hope Village in Lutukira Village near Songea—homes for 160 most vulnerable children and “moms”, deep wells, health clinic, nursery/pre-primary school, vocational school (projects requested by village elders, local and regional officials)

·       ·       Partnership with Hope Village Organization (Songea NGO) brings local presence and oversight

·       Sundberg Architectural Initiative provides building design pro bono, working closely with local Hope Village Organization and villagers.

·       Engineers Without Borders—Puget Sound Professional Chapter designs engineering needs pro bono—green technology including high-capacity solar-powered well, rocket stoves, solar lighting, more nutritious crops, waste water recycling.

·       Implement self-sustaining initiatives to feed kids and provide income.

·       Partnership with local government for support of health clinic, schools and rural roads.

·       Partnerships with NGOs and businesses in Songea and throughout Tanzania.

·       Break cycle of poverty through good nutrition, education, business opportunities.