Creating a Supporting Environment for Growth
In 2010, in the small rural village of Nshupu, Tanzania, nine children were discovered undernourished and sleeping on a cement floor. At the time, the sole support of these children (abandoned and orphans of HIV), was a grassroots initiative of a local church. Then a local Nshupu primary school teacher, who lost his own mother to AIDS, left his secure job to follow his heart to care for these children. Recognizing the children needed better care beyond the means of the local community, the teacher - William Modest, and his wife, Sarah, took on the challenge to raise and school these children. They sought outside help to build a permanent home for the children and provide them with the best in education. Building this home was the beginnings for Precious Project.
We have a holistic approach toward providing a loving home and supportive community for raising healthy children by:
- Creating a family environment with a children's home that offers physical, mental, and emotional nourishment.
- Acquiring sponsors who pay for each residential child's expenses until they reach the age of 18.
- Building a village community center to give back to the community, and create village pride and support for the home.
- Becoming self-sustaining through agricultural development