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Cambodia, Haiti, Kenya, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam
Children/Youth, Family, Clean Water
The developing world needs help in getting adequate food, water, and medical aid. These are necessary causes. However, there are over 300 million children walking barefoot in the world, and healthy feet are needed to access water, food, and education. We have found a way to help save a child's ...See More life with well-fitting shoes that make healthier feet possible. Show Less
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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Human Rights
Clean Water
Most Tanzanians live off of the land, but the resources that come from the environment are in danger because of illegal and unsustainable deforestation projects.1 28% of the land is protected by national parks, but because of animal migration patterns and crop rotations, this does not solve the vast problems that deforestation and pollution are causing.2 In 2017, Tanzania began to take environmental protection more seriously by putting economic sanctions and penalties on companies who fail to effectively dispose industrial waste.3

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Tanzania News

"We have developed a framework for a modern, 21st century partnership that should ensure Acacia's operations generate sustainable benefits and mutual prosperity for the people of Tanzania, as well as for the owners of Barrick and Acacia," Mr. Thornton ... See more..
U.S. News & World Report 
Tanzania Arrests 12 Suspected of Promoting Homosexuality. Tanzanian police say they are holding 12 men, including two South Africans, for questioning over allegations of promoting homosexuality in this East African country. Oct. 19, 2017, at 10:56 a.m.. See more..
Two South Africans are among 12 men arrested for presumed homosexuality in Tanzania as part of an ongoing crackdown against gays, police say. See more..
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The King of Oman, Sayyid Al Said, has assured Tanzania of his country's commitment to investing in industries, oil and gas as well as adding value to minerals ... See more..
Nairobi - Tanzanian opposition figure Tundu Lissu, who was shot and critically injured at his home last month, is now out of intensive care, his party CHADEMA said on Tuesday. Lissu, who was attacked on September 7, left the unit at a hospital in ... See more.. 
Tanzania has grown faster than the average rate of growth in sub-Saharan Africa (6.9% compared to 4.9% growth rate since 2005) and key drivers for its path to transformation are centered around technology based innovation and improving skills. Speaking ... See more..
DAR ES SALAAM, Oct. 19 (Xinhua) -- The United Nations said on Thursday it has disbursed 160 million U.S. dollars to the government of Tanzania between January and October this year for funding various development projects. Alvaro Rodriguez, the ... See more..
The Guardian 
For Lilian Looloitai, a Maasai woman from east Africa, “land means life”. For her nomadic tribe, who have grazed cattle in north Tanzania's highlands for ... See more..
Seeking Alpha 
Barrick Gold (NYSE:ABX) agrees to give Tanzania a 16% stake in three gold mines, a 50% share in revenues from the mines and a one-time $300M payment to resolve a dispute that has impaired its operations in the country. The deal culminates months of ... See more..
The Economist 
CRITICALLY ill in a hospital in Nairobi, Tundu Lissu, the chief whip of Tanzania's main opposition party, Chadema, is a lesson to those who would criticise the Tanzanian president, John Magufuli (pictured). On September 7th Mr Lissu was gunned down in ... 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