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History of Hope Home

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Mama Esta's Story

Mama Esta Kadeghe began her children’s home in 2006. She was recently widowed and her own five children were living independently. She says that God gave her such a strong love for orphaned children that she bought mattresses for her own home - and she waited. Soon a village Pastor asked if she would take two recently orphaned children, so Vincent and Siah became the first of Mama Esta’s second family.


After a while, when there were too many children for Mama’s house, it became possible to rent the  house opposite, through the support of Mama’s family and Kerstin in Sweden.


The children were able to move into their (incomplete) purpose-built home in February 2012. The initial plan was that it would be a home for twenty of the most vulnerable children, to keep the family atmosphere. We were later able to build Mama Esta a home in the compound: she paid for the foundations herself. Mama is now well supported by her daughter, Eva, and her son-in-law,

In 2018 Day Care provision for children ages 2-5 was begun as an outreach to the community. Following construction of a purpose-built daycare centre this ministry has grown approx 50 children. All of the places are partially subsidised and up to 30 come free.

Mama Esta faces many challenges in her work of loving and caring, and also as head of her family. It is our privilege to know and love her, and to make a contribution to support her vital work.

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Serving Orphans in Moshi, Tanzania


In partnership with


Kilimanjaro International Tanzania Aid Agency

Hope Home Trust, a Charities Commission registered non-profit organization, seeks to advance in life and relieve the needs of orphaned children in Tanzania through provision of homes, education and Christian care specifically through Kilimanjaro International Tanzania Aid Agency. 100% of all donations goes directly to meet these aims in Tanzania. Any administrative and fundraising costs are met by the trustees.

Help us love and educate orphans in East Africa.

Charity Number 1126415.

(c) 2017 Hope Home Trust

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