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Tanzania has the third highest population growth rate in the world, and over one-quarter of the population lives below the poverty line. Drought and global food prices have exacerbated food security, particularly for lower-income households.

Here’s how Humanity First USA is helping.

The Humanity First Ahmadiyya Pre & Primary School in Morogoro, Tanzania opened in 2013 with just 2 classrooms bursting with students from several surrounding villages. Humanity First USA partnered with the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at of Tanzania one year later to jointly support the school. Since then, we have worked with the school leadership to add 13 more classrooms, a dining hall, and an updated playground. We educate 250 students each year in preschool and primary grades.


Nearly 40% of Tanzanians do not have access to water and often walk to a clean source, which the World Bank estimates cost adults 1.1 billion hours of time each year. For one of our earliest projects in Tanzania, Humanity First USA came to the Pangalame village in the capital city of Dodoma where 7,500 residents endured an acute shortage of potable water. The underground reservoir had been especially difficult to tap, and no one had been successful before. Our engineers were able to find water and install a new hand pump to bring it to the surface, eliminating the people’s arduous daily trek to bring water to their village.

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