Why Simama Family Support?

The word Simama is a Kiswahili word meaning “to stand up”.

That is exactly what we want for each of the at-risk families we work with. Stronger families standing up on their own two feet and thriving together. Without long-term, outside support but through their own strength, efforts and successes. 

We act as the stepping stone before these families take off and flourish.

We also invite you to join us in taking a stand against unnecessary institutional care by instead choosing to support family preservation and orphan prevention in Tanzania. 


Take a stand to show these families that they matter, that they are loved and that we believe in them.


All children belong in safe and supportive families and it is possible. By taking this stand alongside us, we promise that not only will the future of at-risk children and youth be dramatically changed but that you will also be transformed.