As we reflect upon this past year, we have many things for which to be grateful at the House of Blue Hope.
Billy Bludgus first met Ayubu on a street in downtown Dar es Salaam begging for money and Billy learned how bad his situation was: he lived with his Grandmother who sold peanuts on the street, sadly she could not provide for him. Ayubu was going to a poorly run school with over 70 students in his class and he was failing. We brought Ayubu into the House of Blue Hope program, and thanks to support from you, he has now been accepted into Loyola High School, one of the best schools in Dar es Salaam, is doing well in his studies, and hopes to be a lawyer.
Rahim was referred to the House of Blue Hope by a Baptist church in Dar es Salaam. He is eight years old and was not attending school at all. His father has passed away and his mother is unwell, suffering from HIV. Thanks to donors like you, he now lives in our house, where all his needs are provided for, and he will be attending Gonzaga Jesuit Primary School this January. Rahim loves school and when asked what his favorite subject is, he replied “all of them!”. Rahim wants to be the President of Tanzania when he grows up.
This past year brought us many new children and the addition of a full-time social worker to our staff in Tanzania. We now currently support 19 children of need along their educational journeys. Each is enrolled in school, is provided all his meals, is provided with clothing, has his health needs cared for and benefits from customized after school programs. During this holiday season, we ask you to get involved by making a donation to help support our success at the House of Blue Hope Foundation. Over 90% of every dollar donated is spent directly on the children in Tanzania. We are incredibly grateful to all our supporters who allow our work to continue and grow. Without donors like you, Rahim’s and Ayubu’s stories would be very different today. From all of us at the House of Blue Hope, we wish you a wonderful holiday season full of joy, love, and of course, hope.
All of us at the House of Blue Hope