Muhe Development Program

This Development Program aims to improve the well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable, using an approach that is long term (15-20 years), holistic, focused on children, and seeks to enable their families, local communities and partners to address the underlying causes of poverty. These root causes are not just lack of access to the basic necessities of life like water, food or health care, but also include inequities like gender or ethnic discrimination, or abusive practices like exploitation or domestic violence that affect a child’s well-being.

Activities

World Vision supported new savings and loans groups that enabled parents to provide for their children and access loans for their small businesses and farms. 30 farmers adopted new irrigation techniques that increased their yields of potatoes, cassava, and sunflowers. Helped beekeepers learn new techniques that increased honey production from seven quarts to 20 quarts per beehive. 41,000 children under the age of 5 received Vitamin A supplements to promote good eyesight and deworming medicine. Village health providers and faith leaders were educated on how to train the community to reduce the spread of HIV and AIDS. 1,354 women who were pregnant or of childbearing age were trained on the importance of exclusive breastfeeding. Village leaders were taught about malaria prevention. They learned about how to decrease mosquito breeding and how to increase the use of mosquito nets, particularly for pregnant women and children under age 5. Constructed a maternity ward at Muyama Health Center which is now serving 40-50 pregnant women from the area, reducing the distance traveled to maternity clinics. Children's healthcare has improved as a result of community health workers receiving training on diarrhea treatment and pneumonia prevention. Church leaders were trained on child rights and positive parenting techniques to help them raise awareness among congregation members. Worked with the Tanzanian government to form child protection teams that ensure child well-being and child rights are respected.

Cross-cutting issues

|Most Vulnerable Children|Gender|Advocacy|

Locations

  • Tanzania>Kigoma

Sectors

  • Agriculture
  • Economic Recovery and Development
  • Health
  • Protection

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