Tanzania

Working With Children in Tanzania

World Vision’s 2020 goal is to reach 22 million children in Tanzania with measurable and sustained improvement in their well-being. This requires a multidisciplinary approach in a country where much of the population survives by subsistence farming, harvesting just enough food to get by. Thirty-five per cent of the children in Tanzania under age five are stunted due to malnutrition.

To help families improve their situation, we support farmers and entrepreneurs with skills and resources to increase their yields and incomes.  Advocacy training on legal rights to health and education, and how to work with government to ensure promised services are delivered, is part of our work. Our approach helps people see themselves as valued by God, and active participants in the development process.

Your impact in Tanzania

Together, we’re making real change in the lives of children, families and communities. Just some of what was achieved with Canadian support in the past year:
  • 40 families who went to our child protection training now know how to access local services,
  • 418 girls and boys took actions to help end violence against children,
  • 524 adults went to our child protection training
  • 46 child protection groups monitored sponsored children
  • 96 faith groups started or joined campaigns to improve children's lives
Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Tanzania funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 15,775 frontline workers were trained in child protection issues as part of our COVID-19 response
  • 477 hygiene kits including soap, jerry cans, and handwashing supplies were given to community members
  • 31 health facilities were given training or supplies as part of our COVID-19 response
  • 40,271 information materials about COVID-19 were shared in public places, in print, and online
  • 130,760 community members were given food assistance as part of our COVID-19 response
Results of World Vision Canada’s covid-19 response in Tanzania, in partnership with other World Vision offices, from March to September 2020
  • 16 youth groups were started
Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Tanzania funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 5 caregivers who went to our health and hygiene training are putting what they learned into practice
  • 233 malnourished children under age 5 joined a feeding programme
  • 11,021 children between six months and age two continued to breastfeed
  • 17 health facilities have maintained their supplies of diarrhea medication
  • 4,605 pregnant women registered in health programs are accessing medical care in the first 4 months of their pregnancy
Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Tanzania funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 40 people learned how to manage their land and protect natural resources
  • 331 farmers have benefited from improved irrigation systems
  • 687 farmers learned better ways to farm their crops and livestock
  • 944 orphans and other highly vulnerable kids were supported by local savings groups
  • 2,764 women and men are active members of a local savings group
Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Tanzania funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020
  • 43,212 more people now have clean water within 30 minutes of their home
  • 2 new wells with hand pumps were built
  • 375 families went to our hygiene training and now have a handwashing station with soap at home
  • 1,187 families built new toilets
  • 24 specific girls' and boys' toilets are now in schools
Results of World Vision Canada's projects in Tanzania funded by child sponsorship, from October 2019 to September 2020

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on World Vision operations

In support of public health recommendations outlined by the World Health Organization, some sponsorship program activities have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Activities may include sponsor queries and correspondence, sponsor visits, gift notifications and gift deliveries. These temporary suspensions may affect the information you receive from us in the coming weeks and months. Learn more about our response to COVID-19.