Country Info

CARE began working in Tanzania in April 1994, in response to the crisis in Rwanda and the subsequent influx of refugees into the Kagera Region of North-western Tanzania. Over the ensuing years, CARE Tanzania developed innovative education, health, microfinance, and environmental programs across most regions of the country.


Our Work in Tanzania

Market Access

More inclusive markets and access can help poor people improve their lives.

Clean Water

Access to clean water and decent toilets saves lives and helps families and communities prosper.

Poverty & Social Justice

Everyone in the world has the right to a life free from poverty, violence and discrimination.

Maternal Health

Hundreds of thousands of women die in pregnancy and childbirth, mostly from preventable causes.


By failing to close the gender gap in agriculture, the world is paying dearly.

Climate Change

Climate change threatens the very survival of people living in poverty all over the world.

Latest News from Tanzania

Prisca gives her Kids a Chance She Didn’t Get

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Increasing the Productivity and Empowerment of Women Smallholder Farmers

Results of a baseline assessment from six countries in Africa and Asia

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CARE 2012 Annual Report Facts & Figures

East and Central Africa Brief

CARE currently works in 11 countries in East and Central Africa (ECA), implementing long-term programs to fight poverty, respond to humanitarian emergencies, and advocate for policy change to improve the lives of the poorest populations.

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CARE Knows How to Make Mobile Phones into ATMs

For many rural communities in developing countries, banks are either unavailable, or too far away.

In Tanzania, CARE partnered with Vodafone to start M-Pesa (M for mobile, pesa is Swahili for money), a mobile phone-based money transfer and microfinancing service which allows users to deposit, withdraw and transfer money using a mobile device.

VSLA groups in rural communities began using their M-Pesa accounts on a weekly basis to store cash that otherwise would have remained in the group’s box.

Not only more convenient for those who live a long distance from banks, M...

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Pathways to Secure Livelihoods

Empowering Women in Agriculture

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Executive Summary: Pathways Annual Report 2013

Pathways Operational Framework:

Push, Pull and Cross-Cutting Strategies

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The Farmer Field and Business School:

A Pathways Programming Approach

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Increasing the Productivity and Empowerment of Women Smallholder Farmers:

Results of a Baseline Assessment From Six Countries in Africa and Asia

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