How do we empower women?

We’re currently in the midst of a Mother’s Day campaign in which we’re working hard to raise $3,000 for our women’s empowerment programming through the sale of some pretty beautiful jewelry made in Tanzania. Because of our generous business sponsor, Onion Grove Mercantile, we’re offering supporters the chance to donate $30, receive a pair of earrings, and be assured that their money will go toward the women of rural Tanzania. Continue reading

Reaching for Water

Read here to learn about EMPOWER TANZANIA’S plans to bring clean water within the reach of thousands of rural Tanzanians…

by Sheri Krumm, Empower Tanzania Board Member and Clean Water Advocate

waterLKThe Reaching for Water Program was inspired in 2009 by a visit to the people of Katahe, a small Maasai village near the Pangani River in the Same District of northeast Tanzania. Katahe is a sub-village of Hedaru where Empower Tanzania had begun working on a water project. During our time in this village, we grew to know and love the strong, resilient people of the desert. Continue reading

It’s official! The Msindo Children’s Club is open!

We are thrilled to report the launch of our second Most Vulnerable Children’s Club, which opened in Msindo last week. This kids’ club will provide supplemental education, two nutritious meals, and support for 50 children identified by their community as in great need of assistance. The program also provides the children with their uniforms for primary school, enabling them to attend classes during the week. We’ve seen tremendous success at our original kids’ club in Mramba and are overjoyed to open a second location!

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CHAP=Community-Hospital Alliance Program

Community Health Workers learning to do basic things like monitor blood pressure, so they will be able to refer patients to a local hospital if needed.

Community Health Workers learning to do basic things like monitor blood pressure, so they will be able to refer patients to a local hospital if needed.

The Community-Hospital Alliance Program (CHAP) is now operational.  Because of the lack of access to health care in the Maasai community in Tanzania, CHAP was created to train local women to provide very basic health care in their communities, and officially connect them with nearby hospitals for support.  With this education, they can work in their very isolated villages to help people understand water born disease, take blood pressures, and help people decide when to go seek medical attention for health problems. Continue reading

IWHP Fights Malaria

The Improving Women’s Health Program (aka IWHP for you acronym lovers out there) will blow your mind with its impact on the battle with Malaria in Tanzania.  Truly AMAZING!

Malaria is a disease that kills a child every 30 seconds in Tanzania. But malaria can be prevented—just by using treated mosquito nets. The Improving Women’s Health Program (IWHP) is doing its part by educating people in Same District about what to do. Continue reading

CHAP = Community-Hospital Alliance Program

A Community Health Worker in the new CHAP program learns to take a blood pressure.

A Community Health Worker in the new CHAP program learns to take a blood pressure.

At Empower Tanzania we believe that education changes everything. 

We also have a mission to serve the most vulnerable populations in Tanzania, the people in the extreme rural areas.  Nowhere do these two beliefs come together more than in our newest health program, CHAP.

The Community-Hospital Alliance Program, or CHAP, is a joint effort between Empower Tanzania and Global Health Administration Partners, a program of non-profit Global Health Ministries, that works to enhance administrative practices in medical facilities in Tanzania and elsewhere. Continue reading

The Impact of Improving Women’s Health

woman holding a baby suffering from Malaria.  Malaria is responsible for over 60,000 deaths in Tanzania per year, and is the leading cause of death in children under 5, and pregnant women.

A mother holds a baby suffering from Malaria. Malaria is responsible for over 60,000 deaths in Tanzania per year, and is the leading cause of death in children under 5.

SIGNIFICANCE.

When you donate your hard earned money to a non-profit like Empower Tanzania, you want to know if it made a difference.  Isn’t that what we all want?  To do something significant to improve our world?  Here is a program that is blowing even our minds with its effectiveness and impact! Continue reading