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Africare/Tanzania

Cash for Work
Donor: USAID
Implementing Partner: WWF
Location: Sikonge District, Tabora Region
Purpose: Provide opportunities for rural households to generate income and support the management of Ipole Wildlife Management Area (WMA) through improvement and development of key infrastructure

Accomplishments:
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Recruited and hired 1,693 labor workers to construct roads, buildings and sign-posts
-Constructed and installed WMA structures with 100% achievement

Community Empowerment for Mtakuja Village
Donors: Tina & Michael Chambers
Location: Urambo District, Tabora Region
Purpose: Develop social infrastructure that will empower communities in Mtakuja Village

Accomplishments:
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Constructed one classroom for Mtakuja Primary School
-Began training for 34 women on sewing and business skills

KAYA Community Care Initiative
Donor: CDC
Implementing Partner: Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania
Location: Mara, Manyara and Kagera regions
Purpose: Scale up Home-Based Care (HBC) services and support for PLWHA and their households

Accomplishments:
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Supported 13,808 PLWHA with HBC services and registration at health facilities
-Reached 2,218 households with assistance accessing microfinance credit services and livelihood support
-Provided Gender-Based Violence (GBV) services to 2,930 clients
-Participants earned $143,098

Lake Zone Health & Economic Development Initiative
Donors: African Barrick Gold/USAID
Implementing Partner: Tanzania Chamber of Minerals and Energy
Location: Tarime District, Mara Region
Purpose: Improve the health status among households within the artisanal and small-scale mining communities

Accomplishments:
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Supported 9,638 clients with prevention services against HIV
-Counseled and tested 2,592 pregnant women for HIV

Maternal and Newborn Child Health “Wazazi na Mwana” Project
Donor: CIDA
Implementing Partners: Plan International and Jhpiego
Location: Rukwa Region
Purpose: Improve Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) by improving access to high quality and reliable MNCH facilities and services and enhancing the capacity of communities to manage childhood illnesses

Accomplishments:
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Equipped and motivated 822 Community Health Workers (CHWs) to conduct outreach and provide referrals to health centers
-Trained 2,890 CHWs and 578 community leaders on collecting pregnancy-related data

Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program
Donor: USAID/FtF/GHI
Implementing Partners: CONSENUTH, Deloitte Consulting Ltd., The Manoff Group, and Tanzania Food and Nutrition Center
Location: Morogoro, Dodoma, Manyara and Zanzibar Islands regions
Purpose: Improve the nutritional status of children and pregnant and lactating women by delivering quality nutrition education and communication, strengthening community-based nutrition services and providing social behavior-changing education

Accomplishments:
-Established 1,714 Peer Suppor Groups comprising 9,458 members
-Trained 1,970 stakeholders, 162 CHWs and 45 cultural groups on the risks of anemia and stunting
-Reached 551,244 children under 5 with nutrition services
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Pamoja Tuwalee OVC Program
Donor: PEPFAR/USAID
Location: Njombe, Iringa, Dodoma and Singida regions
Purpose: Improve the wellbeing of Most Vulnerable Children (MVC) and their caregivers by increasing their access to high quality, community-level comprehensive health and social services, and through household economic strengthening activities

Accomplishments:
-Formed 553 Savings and Internal Lending Communities, supporting 15,364 in education
-Reached 16,126 MVC households with Household Economic Strengthening
-Provided psychosocial support and care to 80,629 MVC
-Reached 12,929 individuals with GBV messages

Universal HIV & AIDS Counseling and Testing
Donor: USAID
Implementing Partner: Jhpiego
Location: Iringa, Njombe, Tanga and Tabora regions
Purpose: Increase access to and use of HIV Testing and Counseling (HTC) services

Accomplishments:
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Reached 1,265,097 clients with HTC
-Referred 17,222 HIV-positive clients to care and treatment centers

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Project
Donors: African Well Fund/H2O for Life/Procter & Gamble/Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group
Implementing Partners: Local government authorities
Location: Dodoma Region
Purpose: Promote positive change toward proper hygiene and sanitation practices

Accomplishments:
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Distributed 36,000 PUR sachets for water purification
-Trained 7,640 students and 134 teachers in 15 primary schools on proper hygiene practices and water purification
- Installed rain harvesting infrastructures and water tanks in 11 primary schools

Youth Economic Empowerment and Livelihood Project
Donor: British Gas Group
Location: Mtwara Region
Purpose: Empower youth entrepreneurs to undertake viable enterprises to improve their livelihoods, create employment opportunities and enhance their income earning potential

Accomplishments:
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Conducted a scoping study to identify livelihood options and challenges for youth in Mtwara Mikindani Municipal Council and Mtwara District Council
-Prepared a Youth Economic Empowerment and Livelihood Proposal to empower 1,500 youth entrepreneurs by 2016