Magugu Community, Tanzania

Traditional farming practices have been severely impacted by the effects of climate change; families are struggling with low crop production. We’ve been partnering with the people of Magugu since 2004

Magugu Community, Tanzania
  • Population78,330
  • Villages19
  • Temp18°C
We have partnered with the Magugu community for 15 years; and are seeing the long-term impact our work is having on the children of Magugu.

Improving farming practices and livelihoods has been a core focus of our work with the Magugu community, as we worked together to adjust to the changing environmental factors. In 2018 we have restored 300 metres of irrigation canal, which serves two major rice-producing villages. Irrigation farming has enabled 480 farmers along this canal to produce during the offseason and to produce non-traditional crops like fruits and vegetables that enable them to increase their income. The farmers now have the assurance of getting income even during the off-season. 

We’re working with the people of Magugu to build a community where children thrive.

We’re working with the people of Magugu to build a community where children thrive.

We have been working closing with the community healthcare workers to improve maternal and child health. Together, we supported a 15-day training programme for 40 community healthcare workers, aimed at strengthening the health of mothers as well as children under five.

We will continue our partnership with the Magugu community until 2021, continuing to build their knowledge, skills and resilience through sustainable projects, ensuring they will be equipped to identify and respond to needs as they arise.
community members have been educated on the importance of healthcare during pregnancy.
new water points have been built.
classrooms have been constructed in 2018.