In January 2018, Aubree was led in a new direction to improve the chances of keeping newborns and babies within their family. After several months of research into the best way to keep infants within their families, she met Amy Hathaway from Forever Angels in Mwanza, Tanzania. They quickly agreed that Walk in Love Tanzania and their program, Maisha Matters, would make the perfect partnership! In August 2018 Walk in Love Tanzania launched Maisha Matters in Arusha. Maisha Matters provides life saving nutrition to malnourished children, formula milk to infants so they can stay with their families, weekly training, crisis support and a business start up so they can provide for their families. Maisha Matters is a one year program. We start with a malnourished child in a family struggling to stay together, and end with an empowered family, ready with the tools to provide for their future. As of October 2018, we have 18 families and 23 children attending our weekly Maisha Matters program.
What we do
Our goal is empowerment and sustainability.
We take 50 families, each with an at-risk baby, through a yearlong project to empower them to care for their own children and to live independently.
We start with a malnourished infant who has no lactating mother and who is at risk of malnutrition and death – and we end with an empowered, self-supporting family.