Arusha, Tanzania

Tanzania, located in East Africa, is known for the beautiful Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and Mount Kilimanjaro and is where the rare Tanzanite can be found. The national languages are Swahilia and English. Due to a GDP of about $16 billion, most people live on less than $2 a day.

TheSOCON I Ward of Arusha, Tanzania is located 45 minutes from the City Center and has a population of about 54,000 people. There are 4 primary schools, one secondary school, and one health clinic (dispensary). The main source of income comes from sustenance farming, but a lack of resources hinders the community to expand into other economic activities. Most families in the community earn less than $150 per month.

The main challenges for the community are in the areas of education, healthcare, clean drinking water, basic infrastructure and limited resources for other economic ventures.

The PETNA Foundation is partnering with Shinda Basic School to meet the challenges for better education, clean drinking water and support for a self-sustaining community. Read more about Shinda Basic School >