Tanzania Map

Tanzania Map

A Tanzania map shows that this tropical country contains diverse geographical features, including mountains, highlands, and coastal areas.

Tanzania


  • Teens in poor rural communities with few job opportunities often move to urban areas for employment. Typically, they find only greater poverty and frustration. Teens in poor rural communities with few job opportunities often move to urban areas for employment. Typically, they find only greater poverty and frustration.
  • Children enrolled in Compassion's program in Tanzania have the opportunity to attend school. They also have the opportunity laugh, play and just enjoy being kids. Children enrolled in Compassion's program in Tanzania have the opportunity to attend school. They also have the opportunity laugh, play and just enjoy being kids.
  • Education is vital for a child to escape poverty. Sponsored children receive educational support and hope for a better future. Education is vital for a child to escape poverty. Sponsored children receive educational support and hope for a better future.
  • A child (front, right) gathers a bag of charcoal leftovers so that his family can build a fire and prepare a meal. A child (front, right) gathers a bag of charcoal leftovers so that his family can build a fire and prepare a meal.
  • Children of poor subsistence farmers rarely have enough food to meet their nutritional needs. Compassion centers provide them regular, well-balanced meals. Children of poor subsistence farmers rarely have enough food to meet their nutritional needs. Compassion centers provide them regular, well-balanced meals.
  • For Tanzanian children in need, toys are unaffordable. So they make their own toys from old tires and whatever else they can find. For Tanzanian children in need, toys are unaffordable. So they make their own toys from old tires and whatever else they can find.
  • Thanks to caring sponsors and a program that is Christ-centered, children have the opportunity to experience God's love firsthand. Thanks to caring sponsors and a program that is Christ-centered, children have the opportunity to experience God's love firsthand.
 
TANZANIA OVERVIEW

Population

49,639,138

Religion

Christian

Weather

 
A Glimpse of Poverty in Tanzania Tanzania Overview
  • Poor caregivers in Tanzania primarily work as peasant farmers. Tanzania’s land is fertile, but without modern tools and farming methods, caregivers barely eke out a meager living.
  • The poor in Tanzania also suffer from low education levels. Uneducated themselves, most caregivers don’t value formal schooling and don’t make it a priority for their children.
  • Impoverished Tanzanian families average three to five children. Their homes are small, basic and lack electricity, running water and sanitation facilities. Children and caregivers typically sleep in the same cramped room.
  • In the environment of poverty, Tanzania’s girls are especially vulnerable and often get pregnant at an early age, which forces them to drop out of school.
  • Some young people, both boys and girls, move to other locations in search of a better life. But they often end up frustrated and resorting to an early marriage.
COMMUNITY
Tanzania Community
Issues and Concerns
  • The roadways of Tanzania are lined with deep ditches filled with stagnant water, a breeding ground for malaria-carrying mosquitoes.
  • Malaria can be particularly dangerous for pregnant women and young children. In fact, malaria is the primary cause of death among Tanzanian children.
  • Mothers who contract malaria during pregnancy run the risk of having low-birth-weight babies, stillbirths and premature babies.
  • Every year, more than 60,000 people in Tanzania die from malaria.
  • Nearly 9 percent of the population has AIDS or HIV, although some studies say the rate is even higher.
  • AIDS has orphaned nearly a million children, and thousands more must assume adult household responsibilities in order to care for ailing parents.
Local Needs and Challenges

Inflation

Food prices have doubled in recent years. This has triggered an influx of young people from rural to urban settings in search of work.

Lack of clean water and sanitation

In the villages, finding potable water is a daily struggle, and sanitation is poor.

Poor education

The country’s education system is overloaded, and many children leave school early.

EDUCATION
Tanzania education
Schools and Education
  • The government now requires primary education for children, and enrollment rates have increased in the last five years.
  • Higher enrollment, however, has led to crowded classrooms of up to 60 students each.
  • Secondary school attendance remains stagnant, with only 20 percent of students moving beyond primary education.

Compassion Tanzania works to ensure that every registered child is able to attend school, and we provide additional support, including tutoring, at the child development centers.

At the Compassion Child Development Center

Child development centers are a place of safety and security for registered children.

While their parents spend their days harvesting and selling in the market, Compassion-assisted children attend health classes, tutoring sessions and Bible studies at the center.

They also feel the love of a sponsor who helps provide for their daily physical needs.

What Compassion Sponsorship Provides

In partnership with local churches, Compassion is bringing help and hope to Tanzania’s children in need, providing:  

  • regular nutritious meals and snacks
  • health checkups and medical care as needed
  • the support needed to attend school
  • resources and learning opportunities to overcome poverty
  • a curriculum of holistic child development, adapted specifically to the culture and needs of Tanzanian children and delivered by caring Christian adults who encourage children to work toward a brighter future
  • extra tutoring at their Compassion centers, which keeps them motivated and excelling in their studies
  • counseling for caregivers to help them understand the importance of children’s education
  • help for caregivers to overcome alcohol addiction, a widespread problem that often leads to domestic violence and child abuse
  • the love and hope of Christ