Luguru Community, Tanzania

Luguru Community, Tanzania
  • Population31,400
  • Villages43
  • Temp26°C
In Luguru, more than 90% of the people depend on traditional smallholder farming. However, unreliable rainfall means crop yield is inconsistent and young children are often malnourished.

Sponsorship is helping to tackle three challenges facing children in Luguru:
  1. With schools far away and a shortage of teachers, it's hard to get an education.
  2. Without access to health services, kids can die from preventable diseases.
  3. Families struggle to grow enough food, so kids go hungry.
     

Partnering together for a sustainable future.

By sponsoring children in Luguru community, you are making an incredible difference in vulnerable children’s lives.

Your support is helping Luguru community by improving the physical, emotional, spiritual and social well-being of the most vulnerable children.

Through decades of experience, we have proven that the most effective way to help a child is to strengthen their entire community, caring for every child along the way. In fact, because of these community-focused solutions, for every child you sponsor, 4 more benefit too!

Together, we are tackling the hard problems, such as changing mindsets and behaviours to address the root causes of poverty. We're focusing on building skills, hope and opportunity for the children of Luguru community.



Your support is making a life-changing impact for children in Luguru.

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126 frontline workers were trained in child protection issues as part of our COVID-19 response, helping to keep children safer from abuse.
 

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29,600 people learnt how to use measures like hand washing and social distancing, helping to protect children and families from COVID-19.
 

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100% of pregnant women accepted HIV testing and counselling, ensuring their own care if needed and helping to stop mother–child transmission.
 

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172 farmers learnt better ways to grow, harvest, or process their products, helping them build stronger businesses.
 

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"I used to throw small buckets tied with a rope into the swamp to get water. It was dangerous, and the water wasn't even clean. Thanks to my mum's advocacy, I no longer have to walk a long way to fetch water. I have more time for school." – Nyanjige (15), centre

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"Since the clinic was built, it has been much easier to provide health and nutrition education to people. More caregivers are coming in, and their children's health is improving." – Yohana, doctor, pictured standing centre

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"It used to take us nearly an hour to fetch water from the swamp. It would make us late for school. Now that we have water at school, we can be on time and don't miss class." – Amos (14), pictured far right



Transforming communities together.

We will continue our partnership with the Luguru community until 2027. Continuing to build knowledge, skills and resilience through sustainable projects; equipping the community to identify and effectively respond to needs as they arise.

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Started 2013
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Completing 2027


“My family cultivated sweet potatoes from cuttings and now I am able to get enough food to eat. We also sell the surplus to buy the things my family needs.”

- Regina (17), Luguru community, Tanzania

Did you know?

Did you know?

Mara River crossing

The Great Migration sees over 2 million animals travel across the plains.

Recognised as one of the greatest wonders of the natural world, The Great Migration is the largest overland migration in the world. Over 1.5 million wildebeest, plus hundreds of thousands of zebra, gazelle and other antelope, make their way across the land in search of water and green pasture. 

Undoubtedly, the most exciting part of the journey is the Mara River crossing, where massive herds make their way to the Masai Mara, braving crocodiles and danger at every turn.

While the migration may seem like a chaotic frenzy of movement, research has shown a herd of wildebeest possess what is known as ‘swarm intelligence’, where the wildebeest systematically explore and overcome an obstacle as one.




Other ways you can help vulnerable children.

<h4>Sponsor a Child</h4>

Sponsor a Child

You can help another child break free from poverty, for good. Your sponsorship will help bring essentials like clean water, education and healthcare to a child and their community.

<h4>Childhood Rescue</h4>

Childhood Rescue

Children in the world’s most dangerous places need you now. Help them survive, recover and build a future. You can provide life-saving food, water and protection to kids whose lives are on the line.

<h4>Gift in your Will</h4>

Gift in your Will

Including a gift in your Will to World Vision is a wonderfully generous way to ensure the values that are important to you live on, as you continue impacting communities around the world.