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

The Farmer Field and Business School

CARE's Pathways program empowers women to more fully engage in equitable agriculture systems.

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Learning, Sharing, Adopting: Innovations in Maternal Health Programming

Bill Clinton Visits CARE Microfinance Program in Tanzania

Former President Bill Clinton saw first-hand the impact of savings-led microfinance program Banking on Change, after visiting a community group taking control of its financial future near Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, accompanied by Barclays, Plan UK and CARE, which established and manage the program.

Banking on Change is the world's first savings-led microfinance program that combines the deep understanding of two leading nongovernmental organizations with the financial expertise of a global bank to encourage extremely poor people to begin their path to financial inclusion through...

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Women’s Lives, Women’s Voices

Empowering women to ensure family planning coverage, quality and equity

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Market Access


CARE responds to dozens of disasters each year, reaching approximately 12 million people through our emergency programs.

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Strengthening Good Governance to Improve Maternal Health

As the global community narrows in on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), there is a renewed dedication to improving the health of women and children. The evidence is beginning to show that maternal deaths are declining globally; 358,000 women will die this year in pregnancy and childbirth compared to over 500,000 just a few years ago. In many countries, where little or no progress has been made in reducing maternal mortality since the MDGs were agreed to in 2000, access to and utilization of proven, cost-effective, life-saving interventions is urgently needed.

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CARE’s Approach to Sexual, Reproductive and Maternal Health

CARE’s Approach to Sexual, Reproductive, and Maternal Health

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Clean Water