Where We Work

Africare/Tanzania

Africare began operations in Tanzania in 1994.

Since that time, Africare has invested in Tanzanian communities through projects addressing…

  • Agriculture & Food Security
  • Health Systems Strengthening
  • HIV & AIDS
  • Household Economic Strengthening
  • Orphan and Vulnerable Child Protection
  • Maternal and Newborn Child Health
  • Microenterprise Development
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Nutrition
  • Resettlement
  • Value Chain Development
  • Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
  • Women’s Empowerment
  • Youth Empowerment

Click “Africare Programs” above to view Africare/Tanzania’s active programs.

Success in Tanzania

“My child is HIV negative. I am happy because my dream to have an HIV negative child has become true.”
– Zainabu, KAYA CCI participant

Zainabu is 33 years of age and the mother of five children, earning her living through small-scale agriculture. She is also HIV positive. Her husband abandoned her to marry another woman once her HIV status was revealed.

After her positive test, Africare’s KAYA Community Care Initiative (CCI) helped Zainabu’s local hospital link her to HIV home-based care (HBC) services. Zainabu met her HBC provider, Mwahija, who told her that living with HIV did not mean her life was over, and Zainabu quickly saw the rewards of “living positively” and adhering to her life-saving anti-retroviral therapy. “I really thank my HBC provider for the support that she has been providing to me since 2012. My child is HIV negative. I am happy because my dream to have an HIV negative child has become true,” said Zainabu.

The KAYA CCI program supports HBC services in three regions of Tanzania: Manyara, Mara and Kagera. KAYA CCI has been funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under PEPFAR.

Check out our blog, or the related content to your left, to see more examples of Africare success in Tanzania.

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Kijana Jikwamue Youth Economic Empowerment & Livelihoods Program (YEELP)
Donor: BG Tanzania
Location: Mtwara District, Mtwara Region
Purpose: Empower youth entrepreneurs to undertake viable enterprises to improve their livelihoods, create employment opportunities and enhance their income earning potential
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Lake Zone Health & Economic Development Initiative
Donors: Acacia; USAID
Location: Tarime District, Mara Region
Purpose: Increase the capacity Tarime District’s health system to deliver HIV & AIDS, tuberculosis, and sexual and reproductive health services to artisan and small scale mining communities

Mwanzo Bora Nutrition Program
Donor: USAID
Implementing Partners: CONSENUTH, Deloitte Consulting Ltd. and The Manoff Group
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
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Pamoja Tuwalee Most Vulnerable Children Project
Donor: PEPFAR
Implementing Partners: Tanzania Home Economics Association, UMATI and Futures Group International
Location: Njombe, Iringa, Dodoma and Singida regions
Purpose: Improve the wellbeing of Most Vulnerable Children (MVC) and their caregivers by sustainably increasing their access to high quality, community-level comprehensive health and social services, and through household economic strengthening activities
Recent Accomplishment: Served approximately 58,900 MVC with at least one core care service in one year by June 2014
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“Wazazi na Mwana” Maternal and Newborn Child Health Program
Donor: Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development
Implementing Partners: Plan International and Jhpiego
Location: Rukwa Region
Purpose: Build capacity of men and women in communities to recognize, prevent and participate in the response to basic maternal, newborn and child health issues
Recent Accomplishment: Trained 3,032 Community Health Workers on Community-Maternal Newborn Child Health guidelines and processes for birth registration by June 2014
View Project Brief