(TANZANIA) World Renew is one of 15 member agencies of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. World Renew Tanzania and our implementing partner, Africa Inland Church Tanzania (AICT), are in the middle of a 5-year Conservation Agriculture (CA) program, with World Renew resources supplemented by funds from Global Affairs Canada through the Canadian Foodgrains Bank.
On March 4, churches across Canada are holding an offering for World Renew’s work through the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Even if your church is not holding an offering, we invite you to be a part of this!
My name is Lucia Masamaga. I am 66 years old, married since 1964 and blessed with 7 children. I only attended school through grade one but with adult education classes have learned to read and write. I now enjoy reading, especially reading at home. I have been a resident of the Kisangwa community since 1974. Before the self-help group program was introduced to our village, my income came from farming and selling firewood. I did not have enough money to engage in additional income generating activities. I found it difficult to make some improvements to my house because most of my money went to feed my family.
Two years ago, the northwest region of Geita, Tanzania had an unusually short rainy season. The harvests were small and even nonexistent — except in the village of Igate, where one farmer agreed to use his land as a conservation agriculture demo plot.
In Tanzania, World Renew's partner Asasi Ya Chagua Maisha has been working to help girls and young women caught up in sex work. The young women, ages 15-25, are living in three communities on the outskirts of Dar es Salaam.