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

Insights in Innovation

Education Findings from the Patsy Collins Trust Fund Initiative

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Girls’ Leadership Development: Lessons From the Field

Feb 2012 Girls Leadership Program Brief

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Empowering Girls to Learn and Lead

The Power to Lead Alliance (PTLA) aimed to create, strengthen, and scale-up diverse leadership opportunities for girls in six countries [Egypt, Honduras, India, Malawi, Tanzania, and Yemen] through extra-curricular activities, social networks, and civic action.

CARE's work in girls' leadership is based on our gender empowerment framework, which asserts that three interactive dimensions of empowerment – agency, supportive relations, and structures – must be addressed in programming to sustain transformative outcomes for...

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CARE Enterprises: Investment & Partnership Opportunities

CARE Enterprises bridges the supply/demand gap that exists between formal markets and many of the world's poorest communities.

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Pathways Operational Framework

Push, Pull and Cross-Cutting Strategies

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How the World's Most Influential Change Agents Mobilize for Action

By Bill Clinton

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CARE, Mwanga Community Bank and Vodacom Launch Mobile Banking in Tanzania

Innovative partnership will use mobile phones to bring full-service banking to savings groups in Tanzania for the first time

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (September 25, 2012) - The global poverty fighting organization CARE, Mwanga Community Bank and Vodacom Tanzania have launched a program that will connect remote community savings groups in Mwanga, Tanzania to banks using mobile phones. This innovative partnership is only the second-of-its-kind anywhere in the world. The first was launched in March by CARE and partners in Kenya.


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Rep. McCollum and policy makers travel with CARE to South Sudan and Tanzania

Policy makers focus on Food Security and Nutrition Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 21, 2013) - Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn., and several policy makers traveled with the global poverty-fighting organization CARE on a Learning Tour to South Sudan and Tanzania to better understand the challenges and solutions to food security and nutrition in each country.

Other participants included David Lane, Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture, Wesley Clark, retired four-...

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Where the Rain Falls: Global Policy Report

An 8-country study to understand rainfall, food security and human mobility.

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September 2012 Issue of CARE's Poverty Environment & Climate Change Network Newsletter

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