Why World Vision is in Tanzania

Democracy in Tanzania took a positive step this past year, as political demonstrations remained peaceful. However, the country has endured prolonged and widespread dry spells over the past year as well. Many regions now suffer from water scarcity. Conversely, El Niño rainfalls have proven to be deadly and disastrous in the northern region of Manyara in central Tanzania. Inflation has also presented challenges to many vulnerable families in the country.

Severe hunger plagues many vulnerable families, stemming from dry spells, pests, and diseases. Around 1 million people in Tanzania are experiencing high levels of acute food insecurity. The effects of inflation have also hindered many farmers from a secure and profitable income.

In response to these challenges, World Vision has dedicated resources to train and strengthen 18 disaster risk reduction committees to effectively prepare for and respond to various disasters. Communities are integrating an approach called Community-Owned Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (COVACA) to learn to mitigate disaster risks. We celebrate this project that is fully owned and driven by the community itself.

We never give up on people

World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.

Sponsor a child in Tanzania ❯

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Prayer Requests from Tanzania

World Vision's staff in Tanzania are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:

  • Church partnerships to help end child marriage will be successful.


  • The country to be politically and economically stable so families can have enough income to meet their children’s needs.


News from Tanzania

Special Features

Marvel in Mbuyuni: How did they do it?

If ever a place needed change, it was Mbuyuni village in Tanzania. Years of poverty and an ensuing feeling of futility had taken its toll on marriages and children’s futures. But things began to change when a group of farmers were equipped with new beliefs about themselves and their neighbors.

From the Field

In photos: 23 moments to remember

In 2023, the harsh realities of conflict, displacement, natural disaster, and extreme hunger impacted the lives of millions of people worldwide. As World Vision responded, we witnessed moments of both hardship and hope. See the incredible images of resilience, determination, and even joy that World Vision’s communicators were able to capture in this extraordinary year.