Stories about: Tanzania

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  • Aksa

    Seeds of hope for Aksa

    Aksa from rural Tanzania struggled to grow enough food to feed her children. Then she learned the secret of 'farming God's way'.

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  • Hands 'holding' a setting sun.

    Letting in the light

    If you ever journey to the remote Tanzanian district of Manyoni you will see hundreds of Fireflies. Families use Fireflies to read by, to work with…

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  • A crowd of faces seen from above

    A Better Balance

    How the women of a village in rural Tanzania are changing their destinies and winning respect from the men.

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  • Fifty years, fifty countries: Tanzania

    Tanzania has vast natural resources, trades across Africa and sends peacekeepers to UN missions. And yet, 32 per cent of the population – more than 17 million people – live in extreme poverty...

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  • solar panels

    Renewable energy... we’re big fans

    For World Environment Day, Sarah Edwards, a senior campaigner at Tearfund, explores some of the myths around renewable energy. Here, she shares stories from her recent visit to Tanzania and explores the difference that renewables can make to people living in poverty.

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  • Ali with his solar panel outside his shop

    Lighting up the nations

    Jo, who is part of the Tearfund policy team has been in Washington for the past week, meeting with the UK representative on the Board of the World Bank and World Bank officials.

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  • Who's got the power?

    Renewable energy is amazing! Off-grid sources of power such as solar and small-scale hydropower often provide people with electricity for the first time.

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  • Total toilet transformation

    Children at the primary school in Nyamalimbe, Tanzania, were using very run down toilets – often barefoot. But today the community is justly proud of the new toilet block they have provided for their children.

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  • Nigel

    Town on the Hill

    Tearfund’s CEO Nigel Harris visits Tanzania and finds a church already practising what he’s about to preach... I’m about to give a talk in Matongoro…

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