Your Sisters Orphanage for Girls
Your Sisters Orphanage for Girls was established to be a sanctuary for young girls who have been orphaned or abandoned. They receive love, nurturing care and support in an extended family atmosphere, lead by the most loving of all, Mama Sion, the orphanage’s Head Mother.
We ensure each child receives nutritious meals, access to clean water, and comfortable shelter. In addition, each child is provided with clothing, health care and access to quality education. These girls are not up for adoption; Your Sisters is their permanent home! Ultimately, our goal is to help each girl grow up securely, knowing she is loved, encouraged to develop her own skills and talents, and empowered to become a strong, functioning member of Tanzanian society.
We regularly receive requests to take in other deserving orphans who need a home. Unfortunately, we have to turn them away until we can expand. Our future plan is to purchase land and build a larger, permanent facility where up to 25 orphaned or abandoned girls will call Your Sisters home. Your support can make this possible. Can you help? Make a donation today!
Progress and Plans
In 2011, we opened our orphanage in the Maasai Village of Kisongo, approximately 20 minutes outside Arusha, Tanzania. While the living conditions are extremely basic, they are clean and healthy. The youngsters all sleep in bunk beds in one tiny bedroom. Washing and bathing is done by hauled buckets of water. All cooking takes place on the dirt ground with charcoal and firewood in a mud-walled kitchen. One of our first projects was to improve these conditions. We raised funds and constructed a separate building to house a simple kitchen and a program room. We are currently raising funds to complete the interior with appliances and plumbing.
We will expand the current facility to improve basic offerings. We’ll move the girls from one tiny 10×8 bedroom with sqeezed in bunk beds (where ALL seven 7-10 yr old girls sleep in very close quarters) to a mobile structure with room to grow. It will include new beds and their own personal storage units, giving the girls some individual space to flourish. The mobile structure will also be able to move with us and be used in Phase III at our permanent site.
We will launch a capital campaign to buy land, build and move our orphans into our new, permanent facility. This facility will include a dormitory for up to 25 girls. It will also include a kitchen and dining hall, activity room for the girls, housing for our orphanage head parents and staff, and of course, a garden to grow our own food!
We are unable to open our doors to more deserving girls without expanding. The list has been growing for those who desperatly want to join the Your Sisters Family. Can you help us move our plans forward? Make a donation today and…thank you for making this possible!