Our work in Tanzania
We believe everyone deserves a bright future, free from poverty and injustice. Around a third of the population of Tanzania live below the poverty line. A lack of employment opportunities, water scarcity, widespread disease and poor nutrition all combine to challenge the nation’s development. We work in Tanzania to alleviate some of these conditions and help communities to build sustainable futures (source...World Bank).
We have been working with local communities in Tanzania since 1989
We support one program through one local partner in Tanzania
Food security, sustainable agriculture, HIV and AIDS awareness, disaster risk reduction
Malawi and Tanzania Integrated Community Development Program
Running since: 2016
Partner Agencies: Diocese of Mbulu Development Department
Aims: Increasing food security, improving access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene services
Who it is for: Marginalised communities in Malawi and Tanzania
- So far, the program has increased access to clean water for over 5,000 people.
- Nearly 7,000 people now have hand-washing facilities, soap, and other cleaning products in their homes.
- Access to basic services helps foster an increased sense of dignity and improves people’s capacity to change their own lives.
- Distributed masks, hygiene kits, shared preventive health messages and conducted training sessions during COVID-19 pandemic.
Fact: This program is expected to impact nearly 100,000 people within 5 years
Along with your generous support, this program is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP).
Although Tanzania has experienced relatively high economic growth over the last decade, it struggles with high poverty rates, chronic malnutrition and poor access to basic services.
Food insecurity and water scarcity are widespread. Threats of crop failure due to drought are high, with the nation experiencing chronic food shortages. Only around half of the population has access to safe drinking water.
Poverty: Around 13 million Tanzanians live in poverty. The nation’s slow pace of urbanisation and lack of employment opportunities makes it difficult for people to change their situation. Government efforts to expand access to education, health and water have been undermined by their declining quality, as Malawi’s population rises faster than the supply of the services.
HIV and AIDS and preventable diseases challenge development in Tanzania. Malaria affects millions annually, and health clinics are often inaccessible due to a lack of transport or availability (sources...UNICEF, The World Bank).
You can help
With your generous support, our work in Tanzania improves food security and sustainable agriculture initiatives, increases access to clean water and hygiene services, provides HIV and AIDS awareness programs, and reduces the impact of natural disasters.
You can provide critical lifesaving aid and assistance to the communities in Tanzania devastated by earthquakes, cyclones, flooding or conflicts. Your donation means that our partners on the ground can respond quickly and efficiently when disasters strike.