Tanzania Orphans Upendo Community (TOUCO) is a non-profit organization aimed at bringing abundant life for orphans and vulnerable children in Tanzania.

Help Meet the Needs of Children

A Home

TOUCO hopes to expand into a 40 acre community of homes, schools and activity centers that will provide children a community and not just a place to sleep.


Orphans can’t learn if they’re sick, so TOUCO wants to provide care for children at the orphanage.


Orphans won’t have a future without education, so TOUCO hopes to provide schools on site at the TOUCO village through secondary school.

Over 3 Million Orphans


AIDS is at epidemic levels in Africa, creating over 20 million orphans in the continent and the majority of orphans in Tanzania.

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Deep poverty affects Tanzania and forces caregivers to choose between eating or caring for a child.

TOUCO Helps Orphans

Tanzania Orphans Upendo community (TOUCO) are families of 6 to 12 orphans between 3 to 12 years who live under the care of a loving volunteer adult woman. She helps them grow to adulthood in a socially and psychologically safe and secure environment. TOUCO helps children acquire social and economic survival skills. Click here to learn more about Upendo Community.