About This Project
About the project
A Better World has begun working in several communities in Tanzania. The 5 communities that A Better World will be working in are: Mlembule, Mboguiyola, Kwamgogu, Kibaoni, and Songea. The United Republic of Tanzania has a population of 47.6 million people, 945,087 sq kms. Dar es Salaam is the commercial capital of Tanzania, and Dodoma is the official capital. Christianity and Islam are the main religions. English, Swahili, and over 120 languages are spoken in Tanzania. Most of them are Bantu languages, a category of over 535 languages and dialects that are spoken throughout Africa. Their main exports are gold, sisal, cloves, coffee, cotton, cashew nuts, minerals, tobacco.
Tanzania has the largest concentration of wildlife animals per square kilometer, with more than 4 million wild animals and representatives of 430 species and subspecies. Mount Kilimanjaro is located in Tanzania; at 19,341 feet above sea level, it is the tallest mountain in Africa. Tanzania is divided into 26 regions (mikoa), 21 on the mainland, 3 on Zanzibar Island, and 2 on Pemba Island. These are further divided into 99 districts (wilaya)
35% of people live below the poverty line. The World Food Program estimates that 40% live in chronic food-deficit areas. The economy is highly dependent upon agriculture; many residents spend most of their time attending to crops and animals in hopes of keeping their families fed. Most girls of primary school age do not attend school; there are high illiteracy rates among Tanzanian women. Students from poor families who pass the national exam are unable to attend secondary school. Some students are unable to even attend primary school because they must help the families with work at home. Only about half of the population has access to clean water and more than 1.4 million Tanzanians live with HIV AIDS.
So far, ABW has completed 16 toilets for boys and girls at Misajini Primary School plus a water connection to the school; renovated 5 classrooms and a staff room with a new roof, floor, windows, black board, added 10 toilets and a water system; added Vuga community’s water tank that holds 100,000 litres; and added toilets to the Vuga Clinic and Mazinde School, as well as a Vuga Ward expansion.