Living Soul Foundation
Living Soul Foundation provides shelter for young mothers in distress; to educate, equip, and encourage new life as they return to their communities transformed and educated to lead others to positively impact the next generation.
Living Soul Foundation delivers immediate relief by providing shelter for each mother in distress. In addition to meeting the immediate need they provide interim comfort by loving and encouraging each mother to understand that she is precious and valued. As they continue to educate each mother and allowing her to finish her education they also add necessary life skills and support. The goal for each mother and child is to see them re-enter their community transformed and prepared to positively impact the next generation.
The situation of young women, who become pregnant out of wedlock, is unfortunately common around the world. Living Soul Foundation (LSF) and Center addresses this need in Kigoma, Tanzania. Here young mothers are often marginalized, denied medical care, and discarded by their families at their time of greatest need. This can and does lead to prostitution, gender violence and loss of infant and young mothers in infant deliveries. Further, these young mothers fall victim to unhealthy emotion, unprepared to nurture and support new life into the world and are faced with homelessness, hunger, guilt, shame and deep loneliness.
Living Soul Foundation positively impacts two generations at a time. Ending the cycle of violence while restoring hope in a positive future. Even more the goal of the center is to continue the outreach and curriculum being taught in local schools to reduce teen pregnancy by over 90%.
The goal of the program is to return each mother and child to her community, transformed to live life as a productive member of her society. LSF begins with young mothers as they experience one of the most critical and tender moments in their lives – pregnancy. By engaging them during this time period, they are better able to equip them with the knowledge and tools they need to experience love, life, hope, and restoration.
The objective of our program is to return each mother and child to her community, transformed to live life as a productive member of her society. Our program begins with young mothers as they experience one of the most critical and tender moments in their lives – pregnancy. By engaging them during this time period, we are better able to equip them with the knowledge and tools they need to experience love, life, hope and restoration.
It is our hope that you will consider supporting us as we work in lives of young girls and mothers, so they can return to their communities transformed to lead and others to positively impact the next generation.
Outreach in Local Schools
Since our acceptance of our youth counseling and curriculum which focuses on value and respect for women, the statistics show teen pregnancy is down 90%. Before we started our program, the cumulative number of pregnancy-drop-outs was at 89, and today that number has dropped to just 9.