Tanzania - CARE

Tanzania

COUNTRY FACTS

Population:
49,3 millions
Average life expectancy:
61,5 years
Proficiency in writing and reading:
73 %
Access to clean drinking water:
54 %
GDP per citizen:
US$ 1,702*
Child mortality:
50 pr. 1,000 born alive
Mother mortality:
460 pr. 100.000 born alive
HIV-infected:
5,1 %

Source: UNDP

Much of Tanzania’s forests have succumbed to short term economic interests, which have benefited neither the poor people nor the natural environment. Forestdwelling communities are among the poorest in Tanzania. They are marginalised and weakly represented in society.

Especially women are often considered as the weaker sex. This is to be seen in both burdens of labor in everyday life and in their lacking of involvement in organisations.

CARE Danmark in Tanzania
CARE Danmark has one program in Tanzania, which is striving to preserve the region’s forests and natural areas and to improve the living conditions of poor and vulnerable people. This is done by adoption of sustainable conservation agriculture practices as well as developing appropriate support systems and infrastructures, including village savings and loans (VSL) groups and marketing facilities. 

To know more about CARE Danmark’s work in Tanzania please contact Programme Coordinator Morten Fauerby Thomsen

CARE Danmark also works in:
Ghana
Kenya
Laos
Mozambique
Nepal
Niger
Uganda
Vietnam
Globally

CARE Danmark’s focus areas:
Agriculture
Value Chains
Forestry
Gender Equality & Micro Finance
Water
Climate Change
Food Security

Contact

MortenF

Morten Fauerby Thomsen
Programme Coordinator, Tanzania
+45 35 200 100

mthomsen@care.dk