We are a family that has been called to use our skills and gifts to serve the children and families in need in Geita, Tanzania. We believe that God has called us for this purpose and for such a time as this.
We met 15 years ago while attending Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas and have now been married for 13 years. Our story has led us to live both in Texas and London, England, and God has blessed us richly with the opportunity to be the parents of four amazing boys. We love to travel and spend time with our children (who ensure that our days are never dull).
We moved to Geita, Tanzania from the United States with our four boys at the end of September 2014 and took over the roles of Directors at the beginning of February 2015. Since that time, we have been seeking to constantly improve the quality of care, facilities, vision, and outreach impact of Neema House. We plan to remain in Tanzania for several years until the organization is meeting its maximum potential and the full long-term vision of services have been followed through.
Cheryl McFaddin, Executive Director
Cheryl is a Licensed Master of Science in Social Work. She has worked in the field of social work for 15 years in the United States, England, and now Tanzania. Cheryl’s role is to oversee the day-to-day operations of Neema House Drop-In Centre and all Community Outreach, including training of staff, liaising with government offices and medical providers, developing the long-term vision of Neema House, overseeing building projects, completing all reports, and updating social media.
Scott McFaddin, Finance Director
Scott has a Bachelor Degree in Accounting and is both a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). Scott’s role is to develop a thorough system for record keeping, including preparing full financial statements; coordinate fundraising projects for Neema House, seek other funding sources for long-term sustainability, update and maintain the website, overseeing building projects, oversee payroll, and ensure compliance with the Employment and Labour Regulations Act.
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