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Africa Bridge economically empowers families in rural villages of SW Tanzania. These families have accepted responsibility for caring, nurturing and educating orphans and vulnerable children. Working with Africa Bridge, these families have developed sustainable programs that are touching the lives of over three thousand children.
Africa Bridge accomplishes its mission by providing investment resources, technology and training necessary to achieve the outcomes of plans prepared by families caring for orphans and vulnerable children. The central goal of these plans is to provide basic care and education for the children in these families. Planned sustainability is an integral part of each supported project.
Currently, Africa Bridge has projects in sixteen villages located in Masoko and Isongole, two wards of Rungwe District, Mbeye Region. In fourteen of these villages, 32% of the children are identified as either orphaned or vulnerable; in two villages the numbers are close to 50%. In Tanzania, the median age of its forty million people is seventeen years. In some of the villages that Africa Bridge is assisting, the median age is fifteen years. This is a major factor contributing to the high rate of extreme poverty among the children where Africa Bridge works. Families attempting to care for these children have insufficient resources to provide for their basic needs.
Africa Bridge blends effectiveness and efficiency to change East Africa one child at a time. Its core projects include providing seed capital for farm cooperatives, training for agricultural projects, building classrooms, providing scholarships for school expenses and supporting Tanzania's Most Vulnerable Children Committees (MVCCs). Learn more at http://www.africabridge.org.