The following year, Sifa’s mother suddenly became ill and died after a few days, from what was thought to be heart problems. Sifa and her sister began living with an elderly grandmother, but she soon became unable to properly care for them. A Pastor in the village who was familiar with their desperate situation contacted Treasures of Africa. After approval was gained from the Welfare authorities, Sifa and Mary moved in as the first residents of TOA Children’s Home.
Sifaeli was quiet and withdrawn when she first came to live at TOA. She was very sad due to the circumstances of her life. The TOA staff began to pray for her and pour the love of God into her, as well as to take care of her physical and educational needs. Today, Sifaeli is very happy and knows she is loved by God and her TOA family. Sifaeli has become a beautiful young lady inside and out. She loves to serve and help others here at home and at church.
Sifa just achieved a milestone in her life by graduating from Secondary School (Form Four – equivalent to 11th grade in the U.S.) and wants to attend a business college. She dreams of becoming an accountant.
Because of the commitment of Treasures of Africa Children’s Home to raise up godly leaders for the nation of Tanzania – we desire to continue to provide for Sifa’s advanced education and provide a home for her until she completes that education. With your help – we can assist Sifa to see her dreams come true and change her story from one of tragedy to triumph.