The Pamoja Tuwalee project empowers communities to better care for local orphans and vulnerable children, or as they are called in Tanzania, Most Vulnerable Children (MVC). With funding from USAID and PEPFAR Africare has targeted four regions in Tanzania with a multitude of interventions to improve the situation of vulnerable children, and one seemingly indirect but eminently important way we have done this is strengthening the economic circumstances of local households. Households with more food, more nutritious food and larger incomes have more resources to provide for children’s basic needs like health care, clothing and school fees.
A recent “endline” economic assessment conducted this May compares the current economic circumstances of local households with the situation in 2011. We are proud to report that across 468 households, Pamoja Tuwalee interventions have eliminated severe household hunger, increased productive assets, increased access to savings and credit, and improved the provision of basic needs to local children.
For a breakdown of the progress Africare has helped these communities make, check out the infographic below, click here or the image below to view full size: