Together, pamoja, we can build
futures and families for Tanzanian children

"We ourselves know that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less without that missing drop. We can do no great things, only small things with great love."
-Mother Teresa

Why TST?

TST believes in building and supporting happy families, in all their various shapes and forms. We create sustainable, participatory and evolving care plans for orphaned and vulnerable children and families in the Meru district of Tanzania. Working with the community, we aim to empower our clients and bringing together small acts from around the world to create big change.

A different way forward

In the last 12 months alone, TST has provided family-style residential care for 43 orphaned children, kept more than 50 children in 22 loving families through outreach support, reunited 4 children with relatives, and created 50 jobs in the community, in addition to employing many young men through HFCV construction. Of our residential kids, more than 1/3 have an active reunification plan!

What's Next?
Get Involved


Sponsor a child monthly, and develop a relationship that can last a lifetime. Give them a future for less than the cost of a daily cup of coffee! Or sponsor a family with a one-time donation, and help them become self-sufficient and stay together.

Become VolunteerVolunteer

Volunteer with us in Tanzania, and have a life changing experience - with confidence that every penny is being put towards your stay or the welfare of the children.

Send DonationDonate

Every dollar goes farther than you can imagine, here on the ground. 100% of donations through the website go directly to our programs, not to administration!

  • Bahnik Brothers' TST Snack Stand!

    Donation : $0 / $50.00

    The awesome Bahnik brothers of Oyster Bay Cove, New York set up this awesome snack stand at their cousins' baseball tournament to raise funds for TST, while refueling their hungry and thirsty friends!

  • Sunshine Coast Marathon For TST

    Donation : $325 / $800.00

    On the 30th August I will be running the Sunshine Coast marathon. It will be my first marathon. I am not looking to beat a particular time but am looking to finish the race and hopefully raise some money for an organisation that is very important to me, The Small Things.

  • Washers And Dryers

    Donation : $1950 / $3,000.00

    Tom McCloud (Tulsa) and friends are working to raise funds to purchase MUCH needed washers and dryers for the orphanage and children's home here in Nkoaranga. Their goal is $3,000 total which would cover 3 sets of washers and dryers that are needed.


Meet Pendo

Pendo is a sweet, confident, and very energetic little girl, who lost her mother shortly after the birth of her younger half sister, Zawadi. She has recently moved into the Children's Village and couldn't be more thrilled - although we wish she'd use her inside voice to tell us about it! Her name means love in Swahili, which fits her perfectly, as her favorite activities are cuddling and laughing with her friends. She is a fantastic dancer, loves school, and is always at the top of her class. She has an uncle and grandmother who are involved in her life and who she visits over breaks. Sponsor Pendo today to get to know this smart girl!

  • Nkoaranga Orphanage

    03 November 2010

    Nkoaranga Orphanage

  • Reforming Nkoaranga Orphanage - what's changed?

    13 March 2015

    Reforming Nkoaranga Orphanage - what's changed?

  • An interview with Mama Pendo

    09 January 2015

    An interview with Mama Pendo

  • Why this 26 year old Executive Director wants to put her company out of business

    10 October 2014

    Why this 26 year old Executive Director wants to put her company out of business

  • #STS mini-fundraiser - Art for All

    27 July 2014

    #STS mini-fundraiser - Art for All

  • Building community relations

    06 June 2014

    Building community relations

  • In memory of Lulu and Hope

    28 April 2014

    In memory of Lulu and Hope

  • Guest Blog: 10 things we have learned in Nkoaranga, by Ditte

    17 April 2014

    Guest Blog: 10 things we have learned in Nkoaranga, by Ditte