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JULY 2017

Hello from the Nyakitonto community, Tanzania

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Dyanka Bilagambalaye

JULY 2017

Meet Nyakitonto's development manager

Warm greetings from Nyakitonto community.

We thank you for your support, which adds a lot to the community’s efforts to improve the health, social and economic development status of local families.

The Nyakitonto Area Development Program has been designed to eradicate malnutrition amongst children, mothers and families by 2020. There are strategic plans in place to:

  • improve education;
  • improve health services;
  • increase crop production;
  • improve household incomes; and
  • shift from cultivating crops by hand,to the use of plows and tractors.

There are also plans for irrigation farming, which will enable farmers to plant in the dry season as well as the rainy season. Farmers have also started to add value to their crops through processing which will contribute to improved household income.

In order to achieve our goal your contribution is vital, I sincerely thank you very much for your support.

Yours sincerely, 

Dyanka Bilagambalaye
Nyakitonto Program Manager

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JULY 2017

Snapshots from Nyakitonto 

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JUNE 2017

Saving goals LIVELIHOODS

“I feel secure to have some savings that can help my family during dry seasons when there are no trade activities,” said Gerishon, a 48-year-old tradesman, at this savings group meeting. Chairperson Majaliwa added, “I learnt ways to manage the saving group, which has generated a higher amount of income compared to previous seasons.”

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MARCH 2017

About Tanzania

Tanzania lies on the east coast of Africa. Its neighbours include Kenya, Zambia, Uganda, Burundi and Mozambique. Almost half of the population still live in poverty, which is most severe in rural areas.

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JUNE 2017

Livestock training improving lives LIVELIHOODS

“Before World Vision’s livestock training I used to get a few litres of milk but now I have enough milk for the wellbeing of my family and to sell to the community at large,” said Daniel, a member of the livestock commercial producer group.

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JUNE 2017

A clean business LIVELIHOODS

“The entrepreneurship program taught me how to make soap bars to sell to the community. I now sell enough soap for my family to have three meals a day,” said Mwamini, a community group leader.

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DECEMBER 2016

Vegetable farming takes off LIVELIHOODS

More than 351 farmers in the Nyakitonto community have received training in improved farming techniques, with many also receiving seeds to aid crop production. These farmers are part of 29 commercial producer groups that have been formed and supported to help increase household incomes. New equipment including drip irrigation kits is also helping them to grow vegetables such as onions, tomatoes and eggplants that are in high market demand.

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NOVEMBER 2016

122 people  joined a savings group in 2015 and a year later 551 people joined, an increase of 451%.

451% increase in people joining savings groups
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NOVEMBER 2016

Healthcare reaches remote villages HEALTH

In collaboration with the district council, the program is supporting monthly health outreach clinics in two villages in the community where the nearest health facility is a 40km walk away. A monthly average of 20 pregnant mothers and 250 children attend the clinics. Clinic staff are seeing improvements in the health and nutrition of the women and children attending.

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