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Edward Henry Chacha  

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  • Age: 8
  • Birthday: March 18, 2006
  • Gender: Male
  • Location: Tanzania
  • Center: Tanzania Presbyterian Church Kongowe Student Center
  • Child ID: TZ7810131
    • Waiting: 261 Days for a sponsor.
    • Child lives in an AIDS-affected area.
    • Child lives in an area with higher risk of exploitation and abuse.
In his home, Edward helps by carrying water, helping in the kitchen and cleaning. He lives with his father and his mother. His father is sometimes employed and his mother is sometimes employed as a seller in the market. There are 2 children in the family.

For fun, Edward enjoys walking, playing ball games and hide-and-seek. He attends church activities and Bible class regularly and is in kindergarten where his performance is average.

Please remember Edward in your prayers. Your love and support will help him to receive the assistance he needs to grow and develop.
Edward lives in the coastal community of Mixture, home to approximately 40,000 residents. Typical houses are constructed of cement floors, cardboard walls and tin roofs. The primary ethnic group is Zaramo and the most commonly spoken languages are Kiswahili and Zaramo.

The regional diet consists of maize, fish, cassava and rice. A common health problem in this area is malaria. Most adults in Mixture are unemployed but some work in domestic services and earn the equivalent of $50 per month. This community needs tuition assistance, scholastic materials, water, electricity and employment opportunities.

Your sponsorship allows the staff of Tanzania Presbyterian Church Kongowe Student Center to provide Edward with Bible classes, health screenings, hygiene education, educational field trips, sports, picnics, tailoring classes and choir. The center staff will also provide tailoring education for the parents or guardians of Edward.
Tanzania, formed in 1964 when Tanganyika and Zanzibar merged, is East Africa's largest country. Tanzania displays great diversity, including a low-lying coastal belt, a highland plateau populated by rich wildlife reserves and the island of Zanzibar, a former spice center. It is also home to Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain. The climate ranges from tropical to nearly temperate in the highlands.

Little is known about the earliest history of Tanzania. Few artifacts before the Christian era have been found. Tanzania's vast resources have helped create industries in tobacco, sugar, diamond and gold mining, cement and tourism. Yet Tanzania remains one of the poorest countries in the world. The economy depends heavily on agriculture, which provides 85 percent of exports and employs 80 percent of the work force. But topography and climatic conditions, however, limit cultivated crops to only four percent of the land area. Swahili and English are the official languages for Tanzania's 130 ethnic groups. About one third are Christian and one third are Muslim. It's estimated that nearly 1 million people, or six percent of adults in Tanzania, have HIV/AIDS. Nearly 100 percent of the country's population is native African. Compassion works in 12 of the country's 21 zones.

European explorers, including the Scottish missionary and explorer David Livingstone, penetrated the country in the mid-nineteenth century and it was colonized by Germany and later Great Britain, from which it gained freedom in 1961. From independence in 1961 until the mid-1980s, Tanzania was a one-party state with a socialist model of economic development. Beginning in the mid-1980s, under the administration of President Ali Hassan Mwinyi, Tanzania undertook a number of political and economic reforms. Two parliamentary by-elections in early 1994 were the first-ever multiparty elections in Tanzanian history.

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Child's Location: South of Dar es Salaam

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Your support provides:

  • Food and clean water
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  • Most important of all, your sponsored child will hear about Jesus Christ and be encouraged to develop a lifelong relationship with God.

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