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Ghana, Haiti, Kenya, Tanzania
People Helping Children helps orphaned and abandoned children throughout the world.

Congo (Democratic Republic), Haiti, Mexico, Tanzania
Dot Products is a school supply company that funds education for students around the world. Every product we sell funds half a day of school for our students with our partner organizations in Congo, Tanzania, and Mexico.

Congo (Democratic Republic), Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
MPA is a local 501c3 that partners with great grassroots organizations in Africa to help them reach more people faster with creative microfinancing loans, business education, and income-skills building. We empower those living in extreme poverty to lift themselves up with dignity.

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DKT is an innovative and adventurous social marketing enterprise that improves people’s lives.
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Clean Water
Tanzania was recently condemned in the East African business community after its decision not to sign the East African Community's environmental and natural resource management protocol.1 This protocol holds every country in the region to a certain environmental standard and Tanzania's move is being interpreted as a way of getting out of having the community have a say in the methods that Tanzania uses in environmental management.2 One controversial project that Tanzania is trying to launch is a plan to begin highway construction in the certain protected areas of the Serengeti, which would disturb animal migration patterns.3 Though there was a ruling that prohibited the construction the country launched an appeal.4

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Tanzania News

Tanzania has expelled the head of the United Nations Development Programme in the country, claiming her poor relations with colleagues had hampered the ... See more.. 
As Tanzania turns 53 years today, political pundits have hailed the Union between Tanganyika and Zanzibar that has remained intact despite ups and downs, calling upon specific negotiation machinery to address issues as they rise. Ahead of national ... See more..
BBC News 
Tanzania has expelled the head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the country, the foreign ministry has said in a statement. It blamed Awa Dabo, a Gambian national, for the "deteriorating performance" of her office, driven by what it ... See more..
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Tanzania's wheelchair tennis team coach Riziki Salum is optimistic about his charges' chances at ITF BNP Paribas World Team Cup in Italy. See more.. 
Among children aged 9 to 13, many are unable to complete Standard 2 work. These are the findings in the newly launched report titled Are our children learning ... See more..
The Engineer 
Engineer Ray Kileo is helping to transform the transport network of his home country of Tanzania, using skills he acquired while studying at Manchester ... See more.. 
Editorial - Time and again, we have spoken against political violence that takes place in the country now and then. Now what happened during a press ... See more..
London South East (registration) (blog) 
(ShareCast News) - Africa-focussed agriculture and forestry company Obtala announced on Wednesday that it signed a letter of intent expressing the company's commitment to build sustainable and inclusive business in Tanzania through investment ... See more..
The Star, Kenya 
With six wives, 16 children, 60 grandchildren and 500 acres of land, 80-year-old Tanzanian traditional healer Kuzenza Magoso worries his descendants could ... See more..
Hudson Hub-Times 
Witness Julius,15, will be able to attend another year of school in Tanzania thanks to the efforts of students at Hudson Middle School. Hudson Middle School Student Council raised $3,099.36 which it will donate to The Indigenous Education Foundation of ... See more..
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Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Kenya and Mozambique

Total 947,300 sq km
Land 885,800 sq km
Water 61,500 sq km

***NOTE*** includes the islands of Mafia, Pemba, and Zanzibar

varies from tropical along coast to temperate in highlands
Natural Resources

hydropower, tin, phosphates, iron ore, coal, diamonds, gemstones, gold, natural gas, nickel ;
Natural Hazards

flooding on the central plateau during the rainy season; drought

volcanism: limited volcanic activity; Ol Doinyo Lengai (elev. 2,962 m) has emitted lava in recent years; other historically active volcanoes include Kieyo and Meru limited volcanic activity; Ol Doinyo Lengai (elev. 2,962 m) has emitted lava in recent years; other historically active volcanoes include Kieyo and Meru
Current Environmental Issues

soil degradation; deforestation; desertification; destruction of coral reefs threatens marine habitats; recent droughts affected marginal agriculture; wildlife threatened by illegal hunting and trade, especially for ivory


48,261,942 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups


Tanzania is one of the world's poorest economies in terms of per capita income, however, it has achieved high overall growth rates based on gold production and tourism. Tanzania has largely completed its transition to a liberalized market economy, though the government retains a presence in sectors such as telecommunications, banking, energy, and mining. The economy depends on agriculture, which accounts for more than one-quarter of GDP, provides 85% of exports, and employs about 80% of the work force. The World Bank, the IMF, and bilateral donors have provided funds to rehabilitate Tanzania's aging economic infrastructure, including rail and port ...See More infrastructure that are important trade links for inland countries. Recent banking reforms have helped increase private-sector growth and investment, and the government has increased spending on agriculture to 7% of its budget. The financial sector in Tanzania has expanded in recent years and foreign-owned banks account for about 48% of the banking industry''s total assets. Competition among foreign commercial banks has resulted in significant improvements in the efficiency and quality of financial services, though interest rates are still relatively high, reflecting high fraud risk. All land in Tanzania is owned by the government, which can lease land for up to 99 years. Proposed reforms to allow for land ownership, particularly foreign land ownership, remain unpopular. Continued donor assistance and solid macroeconomic policies supported a positive growth rate, despite the world recession. In 2008, Tanzania received the world''s largest Millennium Challenge Compact grant, worth $698 million, and in December 2012 the Millennium Challenge Corporation selected Tanzania for a second Compact. Dar es Salaam used fiscal stimulus and loosened monetary policy to ease the impact of the global recession. GDP growth in 2009-12 was a respectable 6% per year due to high gold prices and increased production. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$75.07 billion (2012 est.); $70.26 billion (2011 est.); $66 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

25.1% of GDP (2012 est.); 17.6% of GDP (2011 est.); 20.1% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

coffee, sisal, tea, cotton, pyrethrum (insecticide made from chrysanthemums), cashew nuts, tobacco, cloves, corn, wheat, cassava (tapioca), bananas, fruits, vegetables; cattle, sheep, goats

agricultural processing (sugar, beer, cigarettes, sisal twine); mining (diamonds, gold, and iron), salt, soda ash; cement, oil refining, shoes, apparel, wood products, fertilizer