Usalama House (LGBT homeless shelter) provides a safe and comfortable home for LGBT youth 6-24 years who are kicked out of their parents' home because of their sex orientation and gender identity. The home also provide nutritious food, decent clothing, healthcare and valuable education which will help them obtain requisite skills as either entrepreneurs or entrepreneurs to be self employed, employ others and be marketable wherever they find themselves in this world.
LGBTQ youth who come out in Tanzania routinely experience direct and structural discrimination, persecution and violence due to lack of awareness of LGBTQ issues and extensive social stigma, at all levels of government and in society They experience reduced access to healthcare, expulsion from school, rights violations by police (often taking the form of extortion and physical and sexual abuse. In the past 2 years more than 178 LGBTQ were disowned and kicked out of their homes.
This project will help us continue to widen our ability to support more LGBT teens on a sustained basis and reduce incidences of suicide among LGBT teen, and also build these teens to become good citizens and future leaders. Increase the number of LGBTQ are self employed.
We will be able to help 33 LGBT teens lead a comfortable and a self sustained life by providing them with a safe and caring environment to grow. Providing these teens with safe growing environment, valuable education, decent clothing, nutritious food and medical facilities help grow these kids into responsible citizens which will augur well for the country and the world.