Tanzania is a large (23x the Netherlands), stable but very poor country, located on the east coast of Africa. The country has a population of 61.7 million, of which nearly 26 million live below the international poverty line. (income guideline is $1.90 per day)
More than half of the 61.7 million inhabitants are children. 71% of children lack basic care and there are more than 2 million orphans.
Investing in the well-being and development of Tanzanian children provides an important boost to economic, social and political stability and prosperity.
Tanzania’s economy has been growing for 10 years. The country is making significant progress in protecting and providing care to children and mothers. The great challenge is to ensure that this economic progress benefits the poorest.