Cradle of Love Babyheim
Caring for abandoned babies
Cradle of Love Baby Home is an interim care facility, a safe place of love, that babies in need find a place of loving refuge before they are reunited with extended family or adopted. Unlike many other orphanages that care for children until they become adults, Cradle of Love Baby Home is temporary care for vulnerable babies. It provides love, nutritious food, medical care, and a much needed safety net for babies. There are an estimated 2.6 million orphans in the country, most of them are living with extended family members because the children are older and can eat solid foods, but these little babies are not able to eat solid foods and require special baby formula as well as intimate and constant care. They need special care, the personal touch that only a place like Cradle of Love Baby Home can offer.
Since Cradle of Love began taking babies in 2004 the home has cared for over 500 babies. These babies are brought to Cradle of Love Baby Home by families, the police, hospitals and Social Welfare services.
Cradle of Love Baby Home is operating 24 hours with 2 shift. First shift start from 8 am but for volunteers you can arrange your working schedule. Babies and children take nap everyday from 12:30 to 14 o’clock then you also have the possibility for lunch where you might walk to around small restaurants or to our hostel. But also your welcome to work for the weekend and night shift.
We ask that you dress appropriately for work on the project. This means covering your shoulders, knees and stomach opaquely. In Tanzania, it is rude and provocative to dress too skimpily. We at Africa Heart's Desire hope that by following these simple rules, you will treat the locals with the respect they deserve.