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Organizations in Tanzania View all
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Cambodia, Haiti, Kenya, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam
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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
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Ghana, Haiti, Kenya, Tanzania
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Children/Youth
People Helping Children helps orphaned and abandoned children throughout the world.
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Congo (Democratic Republic), Haiti, Mexico, Tanzania
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Education
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.
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Congo (Democratic Republic), Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
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Poverty
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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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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1 http://wwf.panda.org/who_we_are/wwf_offices/tanzania/environmental_problems__in_tanzania/

2 https://www.usaid.gov/tanzania/environment

3 http://allafrica.com/stories/201705260880.html
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Geography

Eastern Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean, between Kenya and Mozambique
Area

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

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

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

Demographics

Nationality
Tanzanian
Population
48,261,942 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

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
Industries

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