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Contacts

Marianna Balampama

country director

Kelly Herman

program officer
kherman@pactworld.org

Pact’s work in Tanzania focuses on improving the lives of orphans and vulnerable children, especially those affected by HIV and AIDS. With our unique integrated approach, our efforts are also strengthening families and local economies, institutions and organizations – impacts that will benefit Tanzania for generations to come.

Because the majority of Tanzania’s vulnerable children live in female-headed households, Pact employs our award-winning WORTH model, in which small groups of women save together and make low-interest loans to one another that help them launch or expand small businesses. With increased income – plus business and other training provided by Pact – women are better able to care for their children.

Pact is also improving access to health and HIV services for children and adolescents. We’ve built the capacity of local authorities and community organizations to manage services for vulnerable children and helped launch trained vulnerable-children committees and district child protection teams. 

In Tanzania's Songwe region, where poor hygiene and child malnutrition are especially rampant, Pact is working to reduce childhood stunting by addressing root causes. 

Pact also works with artisanal and small-scale gemstone miners in Tanzania, helping them to do their jobs more safely and to gain critical knowledge about rough gems that is empowering them to improve their position in the supply chain and their economic development opportunities.

Pact also has carried out substantial work to improve governance in Tanzania, empowering citizens and civil society organizations to work with political representatives toward transparency and accountability at the local and national levels. 

Stories and Highlights

A Kizazi Kipya community case worker conducts a home visit. (Credit: Michael Goima/Pact)

For Tanzanian children living with HIV, simple stickers help ensure they remain on treatment

March 10, 2021
Identifying children at risk of HIV and getting them tested is a critical step in combatting pediatric HIV. For children who test positive, the next vital step is to ensure that they have access to...

Epifania Minja: Empowering women across Tanzania through WORTH

March 2, 2021
Epifania Minja leads Pact's WORTH programming in Tanzania, helping women across the country gain skills, resources, confidence and more.

For two Tanzanian children, Pact's Kizazi Kipya program offers a new future

February 10, 2021
Pact’s Kizazi Kipya project, or New Generation, works to transform the lives of vulnerable Tanzanian children, particularly those affected by HIV. Funded by USAID/PEPFAR, the five-year effort helps...

In Tanzania, Pact supports children living with HIV by helping their families earn stable income

January 20, 2021
Hosea Samola is a father of two, including a child who is HIV-positive. He lives in Sumbawanga, a remote village in Tanzania’s Southern Highlands, where he supports his family by farming. “It had...

Meet your miner: Asha

October 24, 2019
Co-designed with miners, Moyo Gems is an ethical gemstone program being piloted in Tanzania’s gemstone-rich Umba Valley. With the Tanzania Women Miners Association (TAWOMA) and Moyo partners ANZA...

Meet your miner: Fatuma

October 23, 2019
Co-designed with miners, Moyo Gems is an ethical gemstone program being piloted in Tanzania’s gemstone-rich Umba Valley. With the Tanzania Women Miners Association (TAWOMA) and Moyo partners ANZA...

Meet your miner: Prisca

October 23, 2019
Co-designed with miners, Moyo Gems is an ethical gemstone program being piloted in Tanzania’s gemstone-rich Umba Valley. With the Tanzania Women Miners Association (TAWOMA) and Moyo partners ANZA...

With holistic case management, a family in Tanzania breaks the cycle of poverty, HIV risk

August 23, 2019
Eva Mwaka Twimanye hasn’t had an easy childhood. She is one of five children, and both of her parents are HIV-positive. The income they make as small-scale gold miners in Bukombe District, in...

With women miners, Pact & partners build an ethical gemstone supply chain from the ground up

June 5, 2019
When the Gemological Institute of America approached Pact’s Cristina Villegas in 2016 about piloting a rough gemstone guide for miners, Villegas immediately knew where to start. As director of Pact’s...

Stepping up for young women

April 24, 2019
In Tanzania, young women are particularly vulnerable to HIV. Working with partners Jhpiego, EngenderHealth and the National Institute for Medical Research Mwanza, Pact is helping to build a sustained...