Tanzania is one of the poorest countries in the world, and ranks in the bottom fifth of the United Nation's Human Development Index. The average life span is 53 years, and the infant mortality rate is 10 times higher than it is in the United States. Diseases prevalent in this area include Malaria, Tuberculosis, Diabetes, and HIV/Aids.
Our target area is the Njombe and Ruvuma Regions. They are the poorest and least developed regions in southwest Tanzania and often referred to as the "forgotten land" by the residents. The villages in this area are all in critical need of safe drinking water, reliable electric power and local health services.