Tanzanian Women

Tanzania

The tourists trekking Tanzania’s Mt. Kilimanjaro are certainly not the only people in the country familiar with an uphill climb.

Just ask 80 percent of Tanzania’s working population, who toil in the fields against the forces of infertile soil, unreliable rains and outdated technologies — not to mention the constant threat of malaria — to eke out a subsistence living. Ask women in the Dodoma region, the ones working the fields, collecting wood for cooking or carrying water for miles. The ones who were never allowed to go to school.

LWR is familiar with an uphill climb, but our extraordinary partners in Tanzania are showing us what it takes to overcome.

Your donations help LWR work to end human suffering in Tanzania.


Expanding malaria prevention and treatment services to 1.6 million people

  • Training health care providers to diagnose and treat malaria
  • Scaling up information systems to help rural clinics, often cut off from efficient communications, manage their flow of medical supplies and take advantage of government subsidy programs
  • Supporting church and community outreach programs that educate congregations on the prevention, symptoms and treatment of malaria

Helping 40,000 farmers feed their communities and survive droughts and floods by training them in resource management techniques, so they can make the most of the available water and keep their soil fertile


Showing rural farmers how they can generate more income to better support their families

  • Improving access to high-quality seeds and inputs adapted to local conditions
  • Helping extend farm extension services through successful farmers in their own communities
  • Showing sunflower, sesame and grape farmer groups how to collectively market their products together and get better prices
  • Providing microcredit loans to get farmers on their feet and let them build credit history

KEY STATISTICS

Total Population

43,739,051

TOTAL POPULATION
GNI Per Capita

$500

AVG ANNUAL INCOME
At or Below Poverty Line

33.4%

AT OR BELOW POVERTY LINE
Life Expectancy

56 years

LIFE EXPECTANCY
Water

45% (rural)

ACCESS TO IMPROVED WATER SOURCE
Access to Improved Sanitation

24%

ACCESS TO IMPROVED SANITATION
Source: data.worldbank.org (as of June 2011)
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