Here are the stories of the children who are growing up at Samaritan Village Orphanage. Many of these children still need sponsors who will support them financially and in prayer. Could you be that person? Could your family be their sponsor? Ask yourself this as you read the stories of the children of Samaritan Village, then click the SPONSOR BUTTON if you would like to sponsor a child through our Secure Donation Page.

                             

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Andrew

December 27, 2018

This little boy was brought to the orphanage on July 27, 2019

Dear Samaritan friends

I admitted a baby boy who was found abandoned. He is sick with high malnutrition. He has some swelling in his hands. He continues to get treatments. I named him Andrew.

Jacob

July 5, 2019

This little boy was brought to the orphanage on August 5, 2019

Dear Samaritan friends

I admitted a baby boy who was found after being born premature. He is weak but is receiving adequate care in our Nursery/Incubator room. I named him Jacob.

Zechariah

January 6, 2017

This little boy was brought to the orphanage on August 6, 2019

Dear Samaritan Friends,
A baby was found two weeks ago and admitted to the hospital. He stayed in the hospital until he was released and taken to Samaritan Village. He is very thin and weak and is suffering from severe malnutrition

He hasn’t moved, and needs your prayers. He has been given the name Zechariah.

Rosi

August 25, 2007

She is one of ten Maasai girls brought to Samaritan Village when the “orphanage” where they were living was closed by the government. Theirs is a tragic story--too sad to publish here in its entirety.

The girls had been taken from their tribe by a group claiming to be part of a legitimate orphanage. They claimed they were “rescuing” them from becoming child brides (and one of many wives) to an older Maasai tribe member. Although they were “rescued” from that future, they were brought into an even more horrific situation.

Without going into detail, one of the girl’s escaped from the “orphanage” where they were being exploited and was able to tell authorities what had happened to them. The girl’s were immediately rescued and taken to Samaritan Village. Those involved were arrested and put on trial. They received various sentences. (One person involved was sentenced to life in prison.)

Mercy

March 26, 2019

This little girl was brought to the orphanage on August 26, 2019

Dear Samaritan friends
A baby girl was found abandoned yesterday. The baby looks
weak and her left eye does not open normally. She has chest problems and shows some signs of a hernia. She is receiving special care in the nursery at  Samaritan Village. for At her hand she has an for injections. She looks approximately 5 months old

I named her Mercy. Pray for her.

 

Elizabeth

November 17, 2009

She is one of ten Maasai girls brought to Samaritan Village when the “orphanage” where they were living was closed by the government. Theirs is a tragic story--too sad to publish here in its entirety.

The girls had been taken from their tribe by a group claiming to be part of a legitimate orphanage. They claimed they were “rescuing” them from becoming child brides (and one of many wives) to an older Maasai tribe member. Although they were “rescued” from that future, they were brought into an even more horrific situation.

Without going into detail, one of the girl’s escaped from the “orphanage” where they were being exploited and was able to tell authorities what had happened to them. The girl’s were immediately rescued and taken to Samaritan Village. Those involved were arrested and put on trial. They received various sentences. (One person involved was sentenced to life in prison.)

Nicholas

February 16, 2018

​A new baby boy was brought to the orphanage on  July 17, 2018. He was given the name Nicholas. He was found abandoned at Unga Limited slums area. Social welfare was contacted and when no relatives were found he was admitted to Samaritan Village in the evening. He was suffering from malnutrition. He was approximately 8 months old and weighed about 10 pounds. He requires special supervision. We need your prayesr for his health. 

Florence

September 1, 2018

This little girl was found abandoned shortly after delivery. She was taken to the police and when no-one claimed her she was taken to the orphanage and placed in the incubator room. She is now doing well.​

Maua

February 21, 2017

A baby girl was admitted to Samaritan Village on July 21, 2018. She was approximately eighteen months old. She was found at Kigonigoni Mwanga in some bushes suffering from malnutrition. She had been laid in the middle of a huge bed of shining wild flowers.

Josephat  decided to name her  Maua, which means flowers.   

Brighton

March 15, 2014

​On September 29, 2015 a little boy was brought to Samaritan Village by a social welfare officer. He was approximately eighteen months old. The baby was sick and suffering from malnutrition. The doctors found that he had a problem in his spine and lungs, which required serious treatment. He may also be showing signs of dwarfism. More than treatment, the little boy needed prayer. After two months Brighton was recovering and doing much better.

Paul

October 10, 2006

The twin boys Joseph and Paul were born near Ngorongoro Crater National Conservation Area. Their mother was a member of the nomadic Sonjo tribe. Their mother traveled 70 kilometers to town to give birth  to them, but then she died.  The convent where they were born tried to bring them back to the tribe, but the tribe believes it is a bad omen to accept children with dead mothers, so they would not take the children back.  They left the children in the hut with their mother’s body and moved to a different location. The babies were found by the nuns from the convent. They stayed in the convent until the age of one month. They were then transferred to Samaritan Village. 

Josephat

October 10, 2006

The twin boys Joseph and Paul were born near Ngorongoro Crater National Conservation Area. Their mother was a member of the nomadic Sonjo tribe. Their mother traveled 70 kilometers to town to give birth  to them, but then she died.  The convent where they were born tried to bring them back to the tribe, but the tribe believes it is a bad omen to accept children with dead mothers, so they would not take the children back.  They left the children in the hut with their mother’s body and moved to a different location. The babies were found by the nuns from the convent. They stayed in the convent until the age of one month. They were then transferred to Samaritan Village. 

John

April 5, 2000

John was dumped soon after delivery by his mother who first tried to beat him by hitting him repeatedly in the head.  She then put him in a plastic bag and dumped him in a waste bin.  He was found in the morning inside the bag and barely alive.  He was brought to the hospital and stayed there until the age of three months.  He then was admitted to the orphanage through social welfare.  John is attending  a  special school known as Uhuru (“Freedom”) Primary School.  He is mute, and a slow leaner but he is a wonderful, happy boy. He likes to play the guitar and weave.

Everest

February 12. 2005

Everest was abandoned soon after birth. He was dumped in a public garbage bin. He was premature. He was found when people heard him crying. He was taken to the hospital where he remained for four months. The doctors did not think he would live but he recovered after much prayer. He was then transferred to Samaritan Village. He is in St. Monica School Class 1. He likes to play.

Pullcaria

January 11, 2013

Two children were admitted to Samaritan Village on January 27, 2017. They were brought to the orphanage by police and social welfare officers under police The babies had previously been for cared at EssoVillage. Esso Village was an unregistered  orphanage in operating in Arusha. A decision was made by government officials to close all unregistered centers. As a result, all the children from this center had to be distributed to other centers in the area. Samaritan Village was asked to take in these two children. The children’s names are Johnson and Pulkeria.

Silas

October 25, 2013

Silas is the one of the newest additions to Samaritan Village. He was found abandoned in a new settlement just outside of Arusha Municipality on July 7, 2014. The baby was very ill. No one was living in the settlement but neighbors heard him crying and brought him to hospital. He stayed in the hospital for two weeks and was brought to Samaritan Village on July 21, 2014.     

Jeremiah

February 25, 2009

He was dumped soon after delivery. He was found in a small town called Sekei in the middle of the night. The baby stayed in the hospital before being transferred to  Samaritan Village. He is in the Nursery Class at Lady of Mercy School.

Baraka

January 19, 2010

The baby was abandoned in the hospital by the mother soon after she gave birth. He was taken care of at the hospital for several weeks before being transferred to Samaritan Village. He is just now school age.

Wilson

March 10, 2014

Wilson is one of the newest additions to Samaritan Village.  Josephat, the director wrote, “Around 11pm, one baby boy was brought to Samaritan Village after being found at Kisongo near Snake Park Meserani. The baby looks healthy, and is approximately six months old. He was found on   August 28, 2014.” He has been given the name Wilson.

Emmanuel

December 1, 2006

He was dumped at Mt. Meru hospital after being born premature. His mother abandoned him soon after delivery. He was taken care of at the hospital for three months before being transferred to Samaritan Village. He is in Nursery School at St. Monica School. He is one of our children who is doing very well in school. He would like to be a teacher.

Johnson

January 20, 2010

Two children were admitted to Samaritan Village on January 27, 2017. They were brought to the orphanage by police and social welfare officers under police Reg.# AR/ RB/1272/2017. The babies had previously been for cared at EssoVillage. Esso Village was an unregistered  orphanage in operating in Arusha. A decision was made by government officials to close all unregistered centers. As a result, all the children from this center had to be distributed to other centers in the area. Samaritan Village was asked to take in these two children. The children’s names are Johnson and Pulkeria.

David

March 10, 2003

David was abandoned at the age of three months in the “New Settlement” area of Arusha. He was brought to social welfare who then brought him to Samaritan Village. He attends St. Monica School and is in Class 4. He likes to play with animals, watch TV, and play the guitar. His plan for the future is to become an electrical engineer

Sunday

March 19, 2013

The baby boy was found abandoned in Kisongo on May 19, 2013 just outside of the Arusha Municipality near the A to Z Mosquito Net Factory. The baby was found to have bruises. He was taken to the hospital where he remained for nine days before being discharged to Samaritan Village.

Joyce

September 15, 2015

Joyce is one of four children who were brought to Samaritan Village after their orphanage was shut down by the government. They were found abandoned and were being cared for at the orphanage in Arusha. The Government was closing some orphanages in Tanzania because children were being abused and poorly fed. Two of the children who came to us were suffering from malnutrition. They were not receiving good care from the staff and were living in an unclean environment. They are doing well now.

Brigita

September 15, 2007

Her mother was mentally ill, and attempted to deliver her in the road because she could not find the hospital.  People found her and brought her to the Roman Catholic Dispensary in Loliondo about 400 kilometers from Arusha.  Her mother disappeared after giving birth. The baby stayed in the hospital for one and a half months. No one came to claim her so she was transferred to Samaritan Village.  She is in Primary School at Lady of Mercy School . She likes to play.

Rachel

February 13, 2017

Two baby girls were found abandoned on the morning of December 19, 2017. They were discovered in the Migungani slums, an area outside of the city of Arusha. The Arusha Municipality Social welfare officers immediately brought the babies to the orphanage  around 11:45am

The babies looked like identical twins but one was disabled. They were both very thin and suffering from malnutrition. Both were in need of serious treatment.

Josephat named them Leah and Rachel. Sadly, Leah did not recover.

Pendo

March 10, 2015

Dear Samaritan friends,

 

I would like to inform you that, I admit baby girl named Pendo. She founded dumped and right leg broken. Police RB # /857/2016. She is very weak. My hope your prayer will make her recover. She need

medication and nutritional food and special care . She is here at

Samaritan, she looks line one year and half but I think she is around two years old.

 

UPDATE FROM JOSEPHAT: Pendo changing to compare to the first time. She feel pains but her eyes show good hope. Many thanks to you all for your prayers.

Luke

February 23, 2017

A baby boy was found near the Anglican Church in Arusha. The baby was found in the night by police when they were on patrol. He was found in a rain trench.The baby was looking weak and was approximately1 year old. He is now doing well.

Genesis

March 20, 2015

    On Sunday night, May 28, 2017 at around 10:00pm a little baby boy was found at Kwa Morombo aut of Arusha City. No one had seen who had left the little boy or knew how long he had been there before someone discovered him. After the police had conducted an investigation they made the decision to take him to Samaritan Village. The baby was admitted to the orphanage on Tuesday, May 31st. According to Josephat, the little boy looked to be about eighteen months old. He looked healthy but they are waiting for more results from the hospital where he was taken for a general check up.

Irene

Birthdate

On October 29, 2018 Josephat admitted this baby girl after police and social welfare workers brought her to Samaritan Village. She looked healthy.

The baby was found abandoned in the Arusha district. The person who found the baby reported it to the police who then took her to the hospital. The doctors examined her and said she had suffered abuse. She is now doing much better. She was given the name Irene.

Josiah

September 22, 2015

Josiah is one of four children who were brought to Samaritan Village after their orphanage was shut down by the government. They were found abandoned and were being cared for at the orphanage in Arusha. The Government was closing some orphanages in Tanzania because children were being abused and poorly fed. Two of the children who came to us were suffering from malnutrition. They were not receiving good care from the staff and were living in an unclean environment. They are doing well now.

Margaret

May 11, 2016

From Josephat: I received a report from social worker/police about a baby found in the toilet trenches soon after delivery. The baby was found near in an area near Samaritan Village land at Mwanga. The baby had big inner injures so she stayed in the hospital for a month. The baby was treated at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center (KCMC). The condition of the baby was not good but the doctor decided to release her to Samaritan. Village a week later. She is now doing well. We gave her the name Margreth. 

Mathew

December 1, 2015

October 17, 2015

On February 14th a baby boy was found dumped at Makao Mapya Arusha by a humanitarian. The good Samaritan took the baby to a nearby police station. Later, the baby was brought to the hospital for a check up. The hospital found no visible injuries. After failing to locate anyone who may have abandoned the child, he was brought to Samaritan Village on February 17th. He is approximately four months old.
He looked healthy and weighed close to 6kgs (12 lbs).

Flora

August 18, 2005

Flora is the sister of Ester. She was brought to Samaritan Village by a social welfare officer. Their mother died in 2006 from HIV, Their father was in the final stages of HIV when he brought the children to Social Welfare. He later died. Both children were okay and they were allowed to be adopted according to their parent agreement between the father and the government under a lawyer’s care. 

Shadrack

may 27, 2013

  We just received word that a new little boy has arrived at Samaritan Village. He has been given the name Shedrack. This baby was found abandoned on the night of February 21, 2015 near Ngarenaro Primary school by a woman. She took him to the local police who began searching for any relatives. The kind woman continued to care for him until May 27.  When no relatives were found the little boy was admitted to Samaritan Village.

Sharon

September 25, 2015

​Sharon is one of the newest little girls to start nursery school.

Scholastica

September 22, 2005

She was brought to social welfare from an area near Lake Manyara. She was abandoned near there at the age of one. She attends St. Monica School and is in Class 4. She likes to play netball, sing, watch TV, and play with dolls. She would someday like to be a nurse. 

Elizabeth

November 26, 2007

Baby Elizabeth came from being abandoned when she was approximately two days old. She was dumped in the land of the Maasai Tribe so she is believed to be Maasai. Maasai is a nomadic tribe. This tribe lives according to ancient cultural ways but some have now changed their way of living. Most of them still herd livestock, do not attend school, and many of the men are polygamist. She was brought to our centre by a Social Welfare officer. 

Esther

May 11, 2002

Ester is the sister of Flora. She was brought to Samaritan Village by a social welfare officer.  Their mother died in 2006 from HIV, Their father was in the final stages of HIV when he brought the children to Social Welfare. He later died. Both children were okay and they were allowed to be adopted according to their parent agreement between the father and the government. She is in Class 6 at Lady of Mercy School. She is one of our children who is doing wonderful in school. She is a good singer, plays different games and likes dolls. Her future plan is to be an accountant. 

Jackson

August 8, 2001

Jackson is the twin brother of Jacqueline. Their mother was mentally ill, and attempted to deliver them in the road because she could not find the hospital.  People found her and brought her to the hospital. Their  mother then disappeared. The twins stayed at the hospital for three months. They were then transferred to Samaritan Village because no one came to claim the children. Jackson has some difficulty in school and is a grade behind his sister. Jackson likes hobbies, playing soccer, watching television, and playing with animals. Someday he wants to be something that involves mechanics.

Daniel

March 1, 2002

He was placed in a garbage bag and dumped during the night in a bush by the side of a Lutheran Church in Arusha. He was found by some people the next morning. He was brought to social welfare and transferred to Samaritan Village.  He was two months old when he was abandoned.  Daniel has a real heart for God and loves to “preach” to the children during their evening chapel. He attends secondary school.

Philip

September 22, 2015

  A baby boy was found at night on April 21, 2019. He had been abandoned 12 miles from the town of Arusha. He was crying and naked.

  Some Samaritans took care of him and reported finding him to the police. These same  kind people continued to provide temporary care for the little boy while the police and other security agencies tried to find any relatives. It was especially difficult to find anyone since no one had filed a report about a missing child. Finally, instructions were given by the police and social welfare officers for the baby to be taken to Samaritan Village.

Grace

August 16, 2006

She is one of ten Maasai girls brought to Samaritan Village when the “orphanage” where they were living was closed by the government. Theirs is a tragic story--too sad to publish here in its entirety.

The girls had been taken from their tribe by a group claiming to be part of a legitimate orphanage. They claimed they were “rescuing” them from becoming child brides (and one of many wives) to an older Maasai tribe member. Although they were “rescued” from that future, they were brought into an even more horrific situation.

Without going into detail, one of the girl’s escaped from the “orphanage” where they were being exploited and was able to tell authorities what had happened to them. The girl’s were immediately rescued and taken to Samaritan Village. Those involved were arrested and put on trial. They received various sentences. (One person involved was sentenced to life in prison.)

Ibrahim

December 23, 2006

He was abandoned in Unga Ltd (slum area). He was found by a good Samaritan. He was brought to our center by social welfare officers. He likes politics and he is one of our children who is always asking about the government’s ruling system. He looks small for his age. He is in St. Monica School.

Mary

April 12, 2009

She is one of ten Maasai girls brought to Samaritan Village when the “orphanage” where they were living was closed by the government. Theirs is a tragic story--too sad to publish here in its entirety.

The girls had been taken from their tribe by a group claiming to be part of a legitimate orphanage. They claimed they were “rescuing” them from becoming child brides (and one of many wives) to an older Maasai tribe member. Although they were “rescued” from that future, they were brought into an even more horrific situation.

Without going into detail, one of the girl’s escaped from the “orphanage” where they were being exploited and was able to tell authorities what had happened to them. The girl’s were immediately rescued and taken to Samaritan Village. Those involved were arrested and put on trial. They received various sentences. (One person involved was sentenced to life in prison.)

Elizabeth

November 17, 2009

She is one of ten Maasai girls brought to Samaritan Village when the “orphanage” where they were living was closed by the government. Theirs is a tragic story--too sad to publish here in its entirety.

The girls had been taken from their tribe by a group claiming to be part of a legitimate orphanage. They claimed they were “rescuing” them from becoming child brides (and one of many wives) to an older Maasai tribe member. Although they were “rescued” from that future, they were brought into an even more horrific situation.

Without going into detail, one of the girl’s escaped from the “orphanage” where they were being exploited and was able to tell authorities what had happened to them. The girl’s were immediately rescued and taken to Samaritan Village. Those involved were arrested and put on trial. They received various sentences. (One person involved was sentenced to life in prison.)

Sarah

February 20, 2007

She is one of ten Maasai girls brought to Samaritan Village when the “orphanage” where they were living was closed by the government. Theirs is a tragic story--too sad to publish here in its entirety.

The girls had been taken from their tribe by a group claiming to be part of a legitimate orphanage. They claimed they were “rescuing” them from becoming child brides (and one of many wives) to an older Maasai tribe member. Although they were “rescued” from that future, they were brought into an even more horrific situation.

Without going into detail, one of the girl’s escaped from the “orphanage” where they were being exploited and was able to tell authorities what had happened to them. The girl’s were immediately rescued and taken to Samaritan Village. Those involved were arrested and put on trial. They received various sentences. (One person involved was sentenced to life in prison.)

Marsily

July 6, 2011

She is one of ten Maasai girls brought to Samaritan Village when the “orphanage” where they were living was closed by the government. Theirs is a tragic story--too sad to publish here in its entirety.

The girls had been taken from their tribe by a group claiming to be part of a legitimate orphanage. They claimed they were “rescuing” them from becoming child brides (and one of many wives) to an older Maasai tribe member. Although they were “rescued” from that future, they were brought into an even more horrific situation.

Without going into detail, one of the girl’s escaped from the “orphanage” where they were being exploited and was able to tell authorities what had happened to them. The girl’s were immediately rescued and taken to Samaritan Village. Those involved were arrested and put on trial. They received various sentences. (One person involved was sentenced to life in prison.)

Maria

October 8, 2009

She is one of ten Maasai girls brought to Samaritan Village when the “orphanage” where they were living was closed by the government. Theirs is a tragic story--too sad to publish here in its entirety.

The girls had been taken from their tribe by a group claiming to be part of a legitimate orphanage. They claimed they were “rescuing” them from becoming child brides (and one of many wives) to an older Maasai tribe member. Although they were “rescued” from that future, they were brought into an even more horrific situation.

Without going into detail, one of the girl’s escaped from the “orphanage” where they were being exploited and was able to tell authorities what had happened to them. The girl’s were immediately rescued and taken to Samaritan Village. Those involved were arrested and put on trial. They received various sentences. (One person involved was sentenced to life in prison.)

Elijah

October 3, 20069

He was abandoned at the age of approximately sixteen months. He was found outside the town of Arusha in an area known as Sekei. He was abandoned but his mother or possibly by a relative. A woman found him crying and took him to the police station. The police asked the woman to take care of him while they searched for any relatives. The woman who found the baby did not have the ability to take care of him because she was very poor. He was turned over to the Social Welfare Department. The authorities at the department brought the baby to Samaritan Village where he has lived ever since.

Neema

January 3, 2008

She is one of ten Maasai girls brought to Samaritan Village when the “orphanage” where they were living was closed by the government. Theirs is a tragic story--too sad to publish here in its entirety.

The girls had been taken from their tribe by a group claiming to be part of a legitimate orphanage. They claimed they were “rescuing” them from becoming child brides (and one of many wives) to an older Maasai tribe member. Although they were “rescued” from that future, they were brought into an even more horrific situation.

Without going into detail, one of the girl’s escaped from the “orphanage” where they were being exploited and was able to tell authorities what had happened to them. The girl’s were immediately rescued and taken to Samaritan Village. Those involved were arrested and put on trial. They received various sentences. (One person involved was sentenced to life in prison.)

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