Canadian International Development agency• Overview• Tanzanias aims include:• CIDAs focus on maternal and child health is critical to improving the quality of life and well-being of Tanzanians. CIDAs support increases access to skilled health workers, increases the number of babies born in health facilities, helps prevent malaria and tuberculosis, helps prevents the spread of HIV/AIDS among youth and reduces its impact on children and their families. CIDAs support to the Government of Tanzanias education efforts boosts literacy rates, improves the quality of teaching, increases equitable access to secondary and vocational education and provides young people with skills and training to secure jobs.
CIDA• Children and youth, including maternal, newborn and child health• Improved vaccination coverage from 83 percent in 2011 to 90 percent in 2012, protecting even more children against preventable diseases such as measles, tetanus and diptheria• Through support to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, helped distribute 23 million insecticide-treated bed nets in Tanzania since 2004 to prevent malaria• Helped 47 percent of women of reproductive age get access to contraception, up from 20 percent in 2004• Helped train 4,900 teachers to help youth prevent or cope with HIV/AIDS infection through support to the Tanzanian Commission for AIDs• Through support to the World Health Organizations Stop TB Partnership, helped improve detection of tuberculosis cases in Mbeya (a poor area in rural Tanzania) by 85 percent in 12 months ― allowing infected individuals to rapidly receive treatment, improve their likelihood of being cured and reduce the spread of the disease• Helped the Government of Tanzania double enrolment in primary school since 2000 ― in 2011, 94 percent of school-aged children were enrolled in primary school ― and reduce average class sizes from 64 to 49 students in primary school• Helped the Government of Tanzania increase enrolment in technical colleges by 79 percent between 2008 and 2011 ― from 47,000 students to 84,000 students
CIDA• Achievements 2010-2011•• Children and youth, including maternal, newborn and child health•• Helped increase the percentage of mothers giving birth in a health facility attended by trained personnel from 46 percent in 2004 to 50 percent in 2010• Through multidonor support to the national health sector strategy, helped provide primary health care services, including maternal, newborn, and child health services, to more than 43 million people through 4,600 local health facilities• Helped increase cold-chain storage capacity for vaccines at the national and regional levels, allowing two new lifesaving childhood vaccines―against rotavirus and pneumococcal disease―to be introduced in the next two years• Provided 13 districts with needed vaccines, medicines, and health equipment and supplies• Helped contribute to a 46 percent increase in secondary school enrolment and a 13 percent increase in primary school teachers between 2008 and 2011• Economic growth•• Helped increase credit for microenterprises, small and medium-sized enterprises, and poor people from $115 million in 2009 to $190 million in 2010
Water Aid• WaterAids programme work in Tanzania• WaterAid has worked with partners and communities in Tanzania since 1983 on practical, sustainable projects and influencing policy to encourage investment in these services.•• What has WaterAid achieved?• WaterAid is trialling a new type of low-cost pump which will solve the problem of emptying latrines in densely populated, unplanned areas.• WaterAid has worked with six partner organisations to map and assess water access points in 55 Tanzanian districts.• WaterAid supported the formation of The Tanzania Water and Sanitation Civil Society Network in 2008, which influences national commitments to water and sanitation.
Water Aid• Examples of our work in Tanzania•• The need for safe water•• In the dry season water can become desperately hard to find. Women even search under the baked earth of a dried up river bed.• Credit: WaterAid / Jim Holmers• Mariam Hassan lives in the village of Ndalata in the Kiteto District. She has four children, all girls, aged nine, seven, four and two. Her family suffers from blood diarrhoea and one of her children has bad eye problems.•• Mariam knows that they get diarrhoea because they collect water from any place they can find it. Sometimes they have to dig into a dried up riverbed to find pools of water and during the dry season they share their water with cattle and wild animals.•• "We have to drink it. We know that it is not OK but there is no choice." she says.•• WaterAids partner organisation Kinnapa is planning to install a deep borehole and pump engine in Ndalata to benefit the community of 1,000 people.•• Handpump maintenance•• Vincent and Lazaro are the caretakers of the Afridev handpump in Chessa village.
Helping Farmers• Helping farmers in Tanzania• Posted by Isla Gilmore | in Concern Blog | 16 February 2011 | 0 comments• I recently met Bakari Barosha, a 70-year-old farmer in the Kasulu District, West Tanzania. Bakari’s life was changed when he joined the farmer field school set up by one of Concern’s partner organisations.• Cash crops• Bakari has been learning new farming practices that he’s applied to his own small plot. Now the land around his house is green and lush with tall maize, spinach and fresh green cabbage.• He says:• I’ve learnt proper seed spacing, and I can tell the difference already as my crops are bigger. The vegetable garden is new, and we’ve already benefitted from this. I’ve added sunflower this year; we were given a small amount of seeds at the farmer field school to get us started. If the plants produce high quality seeds once they’ve been tested, then I will keep them to replant, and if not I will sell to make oil. It’s the first time in my life to grow a cash crop.• Hard times• Before learning these practices, farming was difficult in Kasulu. Bakari had barely enough to feed his family with only a small surplus to sell. Since he never made enough profit, he couldn’t afford to send any of his eight children to secondary school.• Staying healthy• Now things have greatly improved. The Kasulu District receives good levels of rain, so with the right skills vulnerable farmers can cultivate nutritious food and stay healthy. For elderly people like Bakari, this is Concern’s main aim.• Bakari can’t remember exactly, but he thinks he has over 20 grandchildren - so the extra money will come in handy!• By Concern Worldwide
Trade Aid in Tanzania• Purpose• The mission of Kwanza Collection (KC Co Ltd) is to make a positive contribution towards the alleviation of poverty and to help producers meet their basic needs of shelter, education and health care. Their mission statement is:• To link rural artisans and small scale producer groups in Tanzania who wish to sell their products to the local, regional and export markets worldwide.• To help craft producer groups, especially the poor, to improve their livelihoods through the production of crafts and foods.• To help to revive and promote traditional culture and skills.• Finding markets for crafts and processed food, mostly produced by rural-based producers.• Fulfilling these objectives involves the following activities:• educating the public about these producers and their products• promoting self-reliance for craftspeople by providing income-generating opportunities• organising regular visits by buyers wishing to buy small and medium enterprise (SME) products from Tanzania• organising regular handcraft sales, fairs and exhibitions• consolidation of products from various producers in Tanzania for container shipment• marketing and selling Tanzanian small-scale handicrafts and food products through the development of a professional and well-maintained showroom• providing links to export markets by selling through existing alternative trade organisations (ATO) networks and commercial organisations• promoting fairer local, regional and international trade through sales and linking the target producers with buyers; empowering them to participate in the trade will effectively achieve this.
Benefits• KC Co Ltd currently employs four people. Clearly the main benefit for producers is the independence provided through the financial income received for their products.• Women making the baskets (the major export) can earn 30-40,000 shillings or more per month which is a lot of money in village terms.• In addition, most own their own land. On top of the cost price a 20- 25% markup is made, depending on the product. This is designed to cover transport to Dar and packing/fees payable to the government for the use of natural resources.• On top of this a margin of 15-20% is added; when the price is negotiable; it is this margin which may be reduced - not payment to producers.
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