On 1st March 2020 I will be running the Kilimanjaro Half Marathon to raise money for Neema Village, a rescue centre for abandoned, orphaned and at-risk babies in Arusha, Tanzania.
Founded by Michael and Dorris Fortson, Neema Village began as 'Neema House' in 2012. During that time, more than two hundred and thirty babies have been rescued, many have been adopted and others who had lost their mothers during birth have been able to return home to an extended family member.
The Neema Village Mothers Against Poverty (MAP) programme provides eligible women with the tools to become self-sufficient through entrepreneurial opportunities including education, training, technical assistance and access to funding. Through the MAP project, these women will not only transform their lives but also the lives of their families, positively impacting their communities.
This is a truly special organisation.
Neema Village Mission Statement:
Rescuing abandoned, orphaned and at-risk babies.
Reuniting children with extended families and promoting adoptions.
Restoring hope to women through education, business opportunities, parenting skills and spiritual guidance.
Renewing dignity to AIDs widows.
For more more information please go to: www.neemavillage.org
Kilimanjaro Half Marathon: https://www.kilimanjaromarathon.com/