Tanzania faces many challenges and is in 152nd place out of 186 countries and
territories in 2013 when ranked in terms of life expectancy, literacy, access
to knowledge and the living standards of a country. The average age
in the country is just 18 years old and life expectancy is around 53 years.
Most of its citizens live under the poverty line. One in every six children
die before their fifth birthday and over three million children do not attend
school, with two million children orphaned through AIDS/HIV.
Most children die from the
preventable disease of Malaria however many also die from diarrhoea given that
45% of children do not have safe access to safe water and 67% do not have access
to proper sanitation. Child sponsor
programs in Tanzania focus on working with orphaned and abandoned children,
promoting engagement in education particularly for girls most of whom don't
attend primary school, developing clean water and sanitation projects,
developing AIDS awareness and prevention programs and healthcare projects.
You can help when
your sponsor a child in Tanzania.