After more than a year of job hunting, Chacha Marwa from Tanzania saw no prospects on the horizon. His only option was to trespass onto private mining operations and try extracting traces of gold, a process that’s illegal and involves dangerous chemicals.
Agueton Ahontodji’s daughter suffered from malaria with repeated fevers, and he needed to take her to a local hospital at least three times every year. The frequent and costly treatments made Agueton believe he and his wife should have no more children.
Meet some of the women of Africare/Tanzania as they tell you what International Women’s Day means to them, what challenges women in Tanzania still face and how Africare is helping them build brighter futures.
Salama Madinda is now the facilitator of the SILC union whose members have saved a total of more than $82,000 to support 395 Most Vulnerable Children! The funds saved have gone toward school fees, shelter, other basic needs, and even start-up capital for new income-generating endeavors.
Africare began partnering with Dimagi last year to help communities in Senegal save the lives of new mothers and newborns with mHealth technology. Dimagi’s Mohini Bhavasar breaks down the practical challenges and promise of “integrating an ICT system at the bottom of the health system pyramid…”
Nabulu Lomunyak is a mother of two. She lives in a Maasai Boma in Mberi Village in Tanzania. For a time, Nabulu was frequently falling ill. After going to the hospital and receiving some counseling, she built up the courage to take an HIV test. The result came back positive.
As the infection rate continues to drop in all of the three remaining affected countries – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – UN officials are no longer describing the outbreak as a single outbreak, but rather a collection of “micro-outbreaks”…