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Tanzania

Changing lives through the local church

Kenya project

Overview

For decades, the people of Central Tanzania have faced challenges with hunger and food insecurity due to a lack of rainfall and ineffective farming methods. As the majority of families rely on agriculture as their only source of income, many of them live in extreme poverty and survive on less than one dollar per day. Through Tearfund and local churches in Tanzania, you can help farming families grow more food to eat and sell so that they can generate more income, and begin their climb out of extreme poverty.

Quick Facts

0 %
of Tanzanians live on less than $2 a day
0 %
of households in Dodoma survive on one meal a day
0
farmers received training in the last year

Our Projects

In partnership with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank and the Diocese of Central Tanganyika (DCT), through Tearfund you can help address the hunger crisis by providing training in agriculture and savings groups to thousands of farmers and their families in the Dodoma City District and the Chamwino District.

Project 1

Conservation agriculture and village savings and lending

Problem

Increasing population pressure and traditional ways of farming degrade the land. Together with climate change, the result is a decrease in water sources.

Challenges

Families can only produce enough food for half of the year. Women and girls lack decision-making authority and are overburdened with daily chores.

Activities

The local church participates in training farmers in conservation agriculture techniques to preserve soil moisture and fertility and increase crop yield. Additionally, savings and loans groups are established to provide families with capital to start new income generating activities such as buying more land or starting new businesses.

Project Details

  • Location: Dodoma City district and Chamwino district
  • Timeframe: March 2021 – February 2025
  • Total Budget: $800,000

Outcome

3,000 farmers will be able to grow more productive crops and increase their incomes. 4,000 savings and loans group members will have the tools and training they require to increase and save their income and climb out of extreme poverty in a sustainable manner. Local churches who are facilitating the work will continue to influence and be lights in their communities. Communities will begin to thrive.

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