Country infoTanzania

Population: 47.78 million (2012)
Per Capita Income: USD 570/year (2012)
Poverty rate*: 33% (2007)
Literacy rate: 73% (2010)
Human Development Index: Index: 152th out of 187 countries (2012)


Tanzania has experienced high and relatively stable growth rates over the past decade. It is the Sub-Saharan country that has advanced the most in the Human Development Index and is on track to meet the Millennium Development Goals related to HIV/AIDS and infant and under-five mortality. At the same time, Tanzania is lagging in primary school completion, maternal health, poverty eradication, malnutrition and environmental sustainability. It has made little progress towards reducing extreme hunger and malnutrition, particularly in rural areas. And its fast-growing population is highly dependent on the environment and natural resources for its livelihood.

Sources: indexmundi, UNDP, UNICEF, World Bank
*The percentage of the population living below the national poverty line.

Sustainable timber production for community development
Mpingo Conservation & Development Initiative (MCDI)


The project aims to enable five villages (10,000 people) from rural communities to sustainably leverage their natural forests, by producing and selling FSC-certified sawn timber.

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Sustainable livelihoods for HIV widows
MondoChallenge Foundation


The two-year project aims to enable 150 widows affected by HIV to become self-sufficient by giving them the skills and means to develop and run sustainable businesses, in order to support their families with better education, better housing and regular meals.

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A vocational education and training centre
Tuwapende Watoto Foundation


The project aims to construct and equip the first two three-classroom blocks of the Tuwapende Watoto Vocational Education and Training Centre.

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