Village Food Program & Family Resource Center
Kyela-Mbeya, Tanzania Africa
Come meet the people of Kyela!
New photos August 2022
What you have done to the least of these, you have done to me. Matt 25:40
Who We Are & What We Do
Village Resource Center
Through our resource program we provide hungry children and widows with food, clothing, school uniforms and educational supplies so kids can attend school. Our home is always open, we are always prepared to feed the hungry that stop by for a visit. Our regular visitors are usually hungry children that walk to our home from within the village.
Many times we find 70-80 year old widows caring for very young grandchildren. We help care for the children, bring them food, clothing and school supplies, assist the widows with daily needs and give them lots of caring, friendly support and companionship.
How We Started
Hi, my name is Zanild Abarrane. In 2016 I was invited by a pastor to minister in Tanzania Africa. We had heard for many years through news media in America that HIV and AIDS was extremely high in parts of Africa. What the media does not tell you, is that children are losing their parents to these diseases and are often left with elderly grandmothers to care for them. These grandmothers barely have enough food to feed themselves and at times go days without eating. The hungry children will wander the villages in a desperate search of food. They are often found in the local garbage dump looking for a meal. We have seen children as small as 3 years old at the garbage dump searching for food. I was compelled to do something. In August of 2019, we became a registered Tanzanian NGO corporation. We are now working to expand what we have started.
Right now we expanding the ministry and looking to become self-sustaining so we don't have to rely on donations. Please read our vision and business plan here. Now is the time to get involved, we need you! If you are interested in missions, or you know someone who is, please contact us.
Zanild Abarrane Tsadak Kohein
Founder & Director
Known as a "Mother to Many"...She has six grown children, seven grandchildren and over forty-five years experience working and caring for children of all ages in the educational system and childcare settings. She is the current President, Founder & Director of two (2) non-profit corporations. She has a background in Administration, Business Management, Accounting, Teaching, Counseling, and Pastoral Care. She is a Music and Fine Arts Director, former School Teacher, Certified Holistic Health Professional, and a passionate Functional Nutrition Researcher. For over 40 years her spare time is usually spent doing extensive research on Preventative & Functional Medicine (finding the root cause of disease) and teaching how to prevent and heal the body through wisdom and adequate nutrition. She has been ministering to Africa's Christian leaders since 2016, born in the United States, but heard the call of God to relocate to Kyela, Tanzania where she currently lives.
Anna Shija Mwakatoto
Community Resource Officer
A father to the fatherless, and a defender of the widows,
is God in His holy habitation. Psalms 68:5
Kind-hearted and cares deeply for others and knows firsthand the struggles that the people of Tanzania face daily. Anna is extremely patient, loves children, has a very strong entrepreneurial spirit and is driven to make a change. She has a background in Travel & Tourism, PR, Marketing and is a successful business owner. She has a beautiful 8 year-old daughter, both currently live and are natives of Kyela-Mbeya, Tanzania, Africa. Anna has been Zanild's personal Ministry Assistant and the Secretary and Community Outreach Officer for Simba's Pride for the past 4 years.