2008 DSG Projects

Mabinti Centre

In 2008 the DSG provided a start-up grant for Mabinti’s beading and printing programme by helping to fund the purchase of irons, display shelves, a printing table, wire and frames for beading.

Mabinti

The Mabinti Centre provides training for girls who have lost parents to HIV/Aids and women recovering from fistula surgery. The women and girls also follow courses in entrepreneurship, English and life skills, enabling them to become economically independent.

Uhakika Kituo Cha Ushauri Nasaha

Uhakika Kituo Cha Ushauri Nasaha (UKUN) is an organization helping people living with HIV/Aids and their children through information and access to medication, food and clean water.

Uhakika Kituo Cha Ushauri Nasaha

In 2007, UKUN installed a trial water treatment system in Fukayosi and trained the Village Water Committee how to use and maintain the system. The water treatment system was then further refined based on actual usage. In 2008, the DSG funded the installation of a second water treatment system in Kidogozero village in the district of Bagamoyo. This system will support up to 2,000 people. Day-to-day operating expenses will be borne by the local community with each household paying 500Tsh for water on a monthly basis.

The Franciscan Sisters

In 2008 the Franciscan Sisters, through the work of Sister Josefata, received funding from the DSG to support their health and community service activities. The Sisters work with the poor of Dar es Salaam by assisting them with medical examinations, eyeglasses, medicine, and social services.

The Franciscan Sisters

Friends of Tanzania

Friends of Tanzania is a local non-governmental organization involved in education, orphan care and community development. Friends of Tanzania is based in the Kyela district, near Mbeya. In 2008 the DSG funded paint, desks, chairs, shelves, basic medical equipment and a bio-gas system for their new nutrition and early learning centre.

Friends of Tanzania

The project aims to improve the lives of children by providing early childhood education, medical care and a nutritional program. These children can then go on to primary school with a head start.

Emusoi Centre for Pastoralist Girls