Projects in Tanzania

Picture from the project: "Better prospects for girls and young women"
Hope for the future for girls and young women
Girls and young women in Tanzania often do not know how they can protect themselves from an unwanted pregnancy or from sexually transmitted diseases. Since they are disadvantaged by society financially, socially and legally, many do not know their rights. Our partner organisation Ebli helps girls and young women to learn how to protect their own sexuality and their bodies on their own terms. They show them ways they can support themselves economically in the future, so that girls do not enter into unnecessarily dependent relationships.

Picture from the project: "Supporting Aids orphans"
Supporting Aids orphans
As a result of the Aids pandemic, more and more children in Tanzania are growing up without parents. The loss of their parents is not only a huge emotional burden for the orphans but also brings with it an increased risk of poverty. Our partner organisation HUMULIZA supports children and young people affected by HIV/Aids in coping with their grief, teaches them practical skills and awards grants for education.

Picture from the project: "Championing the rights of widows and orphans"
A better life for young people in poverty
Children, young people and women are particularly affected by the Aids pandemic in north-west Tanzania. As orphans and widows, they have to cope with the loss of their family members, but often suffer from HIV/Aids themselves and are therefore pushed to the margins of society. The organisation Nelico works to support the rights and needs of the people affected in this way. The organisation pays special attention to albinos, who are often persecuted and murdered in Tanzania because of superstitious beliefs.

Picture from the project: "Improving the living conditions of children and young people"
Improving the living conditions of children and young people
Kigoma is in north-west Tanzania and is one of the poorest regions of the country. Most of its young people live in abject poverty. Seeing no prospects for their future, many of them become addicted to drugs. For girls, there is a particular risk of becoming pregnant at a young age. Our partner organisation Kividea runs a youth centre and helps improve the future prospects of young people so that they take an active part in society and become socially integrated.
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