Our Story

Living Water Children Centre was established after Anza Kimaro met a six year old living on the streets and shared the story with his family. They did some research and discovered that there are over 1 million orphans in Tanzania with numbers increasing daily due to the HIV/AIDS and the Malaria pandemic.  Some orphaned children can be integrated into extended families, however lack of resources and lack of education mean that many of these children end up living on the streets fending for themselves.  These are children who urgently need a safe home.

In 2003, the Kimaro’s home was renovated to accommodate children and family income was used to ensure that children had food, medical care and other necessities. The Kimaro family started with two children in March 2003 and is currently serving over 50.  Some are children with disabilities whose families are unable to care for them, some have lost one or both parents, and some have family who are just too poor to be able to feed and clothe them.