Solving the water challenge in Tanzania: Our commitment to the most vulnerable

Solving the water challenge: Our commitment to the most vulnerable

Inadequate or limited access to clean and safe water remains a challenge for many children and families Tanzania.

World Vision is working to respond to this challenge by implementing a range of interventions designed to increase access to safe water, educate communities in the effective management of water resources, and ensure that adults and children understand and follow good personal hygiene practices.

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Collaborating to build healthy and resilient communities across Tanzania

Collaborating to build healthy and resilient communities

In rural areas across Tanzania, it is common for pregnant women and girls to skip visiting health facilities when they are pregnant. For them, this is not a big deal. Sadly, this has escalated maternal and newborn deaths from across villages countrywide.

However, Dodoma region tells a different story. Here, the majority of pregnant women in rural areas are now attending usual clinics, reducing to a greater extent the rate of maternal and newborn deaths, thanks to an ambitious project by World Vision.

The voices that call for change in Tanzania's coastal region of Tanga
United to tackle climate change

The voices that call for change in Tanzania's coastal region of Tanga

The Eastern coastal region of Tanga has been experiencing increased deforestation due to poor control and planning, and degradation of coastal habitats. World Vision decided to engage youth from the coastal region in taking urgent actions to combat climate change and its impact on their community, through the SAUTI Youth Project. The project empowers girls and boys to be strong voices to improve community welfare in various issues focusing mostly in the area of climate change.

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Karatu communities thriving thanks to banana farming
Empowering communities

Karatu families thriving thanks to banana farming

Through our Transforming Household Resilience In Vulnerable Environments (THRIVE) approach, World Vision works with farmers across Tanzania to dramatically increase household incomes, resulting in stronger and more self-sufficient families.

Read on to learn about farmers from Karatu District whose lives were transformed by an increase in quantity and quality of banana.

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40 years of bringing hope to vulnerable children

40 years of bringing hope to vulnerable children

This year, World Vision will be marking 40 years since its first programmes in Tanzania in 1981. Prior to the official celebration, we will be holding 40 days of activities in our various Area Programmes within the 16 regions where World Vision operates.

Click below for highlights from the launch of our 40 days of activities.

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Prevention of Violence Against Children & GBV during COVID- 19

With children forced to stay home curing the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an increased risk of Violence Against Children and Gender-Based Violence (GBV). World Vision has produced sensitisation materials to be placed at health facilities and villages centres, offering tips on preventing Violence Against Children & GBV during COVID-19, as well as providing information on how and where to report violence that children might be experiencing. 

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Tanzania has experienced significant economic growth over the last decade. Although the poverty rate in the country has declined, the absolute number of poor has not because of the high population growth rate. As a result, children still face many challenges including violence, malnutrition, poor healthcare and education and other basic services.

We are dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. From our start in Tanzania in 1981, we have grown to be one of the largest humanitarian and development organisations in the country, working in 14 out 33 regions across 41 districts.

We seek to contribute to the measurable improvement in the sustained well-being of 15 million girls and boys – especially the most vulnerable.

56.3 million

Population, total


Capital City

53.3 billion

GDP (current US$)
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Partner With Us

In order to achieve greater impact for children families and communities, we embrace partnership and collaboration with individuals and institutions. This represents our deepened commitment to brighter futures for the most vulnerable children.

Our Work

We engage donors, sponsors and other stakeholders to join us in improving the well-being of children and communities.

Livelihoods and Resilience

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Health and Nutrition

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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

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It Takes A World

To End Child Marriage

In Tanzania, 31% of girls between 20 and 24 were married before 18. We are working with partners and families to reduce the number of child marriages.

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