My wife, Glenda, and I became involved with the Mailisita Foundation over 7 years ago. We made our first trip to Tanzania in 2008 to finish work on the first set of classrooms at the Stella Maris School and began construction on the Stella Maris Guesthouse. Once we were there, we fell in love with the children. We knew we had to continue being involved with this endeavor to help these children have a chance for a better life. They have so many hardships to deal with at such a young age, including the death of one or both of their parents, living in extreme poverty, hunger, health issues, and the lists go on and on.