Magugu Community, Tanzania

Kids in Magugu are thriving, thanks to you! The community is ready to manage their own future by themselves. What an achievement!

Magugu Community, Tanzania
  • Population78,330
  • Villages19
  • Temp32°C
You’ve made a life-changing difference for children in Magugu!

Magugu community in Tanzania is now flourishing and becoming self-sufficient - thanks to your kindness and support.

You didn’t just target the symptoms of poverty. You worked hand-in-hand with the people of Magugu to tackle its root causes – making the greatest impact on the biggest issues children faced. Today, children and their families are thriving and making progress on their own. Thank you for transforming lives!



You’ve changed children’s lives. Thank you!

The people of Magugu created this special video to thank you for the amazing change you’ve made possible in their community.

 

 98% of children are going to school.

Thank you for bringing quality education to children so that they can write their own futures.

Your support has helped parents in Magugu understand the importance of education. Thanks to you, more parents are enrolling their children, and now 98% of children in Magugu are going to school. This is an incredible improvement from 2003 when just 38% of children were going to school. 

Thanks to you, schools are now better resourced and have wheelchair access so children with disabilities can attend school. You've helped build playgrounds and new classrooms set up with desks and plenty of books. Preschool centres have also been established to support early learning. 

Because of you, children are excited and dreaming about their future!

 

“Thanks to your wonderful support, we now have clean, safe water at school.”

- Salome (17), Magugu community, Tanzania

 

 80% of families have enough food all year round.

Nutrition in Magugu

Thanks to you, children and families are eating well and staying healthy.

You've helped increase the number of families with enough food all year round from just 34% of families in 2003 to an incredible 80% in 2020. What an amazing change!

You've trained parents and caregivers to cook nutritious meals with local foods to improve nutrition and dietary diversity, ensuring children grow up healthy and nourished. Thanks to you, now fewer young children are underweight, and many malnourished children have recovered their health.

You've helped provide families with dairy cows so their children can drink nutritious milk each day.

 

 86% of families can provide for their children.

Because of you, families are growing enough nutritious food for themselves with plenty left over to sell.

They’ve learned better farming methods and ways to conserve natural resources. They are now also raising cows, goats and chickens and keep bees too. 

With your help, a 3.2km irrigation canal has been renovated, and hundreds of farmers now have water for their crops. 

Your support has helped set up savings groups that help many people start businesses or pay for essentials like school supplies. With stable income and strategies to weather natural disasters like drought, parents can support their children and prepare for the future.

 

“Many families have benefitted from this canal. People are able to pay their children’s school fees and we can provide for our families’ basic needs.”

- Subira, Magugu community, Tanzania

 

 96% of children 6 months to 5 years take vitamin A supplements.

Improving education in Ibwera

Thanks to you, children and families are receiving the healthcare they need.

You've helped increase the number of children aged 6 months to 5 years taking Vitamin A supplements from just 50% in 2003 to a life-changing 96% in 2020. What an incredible achievement!

Because of you, local health centres are now equipped with medicine to treat patients, and families are supported by local health workers who check on their children's health.

Children are growing up strong and healthy and are safer from malaria by receiving their immunisations on time.




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