African Initiatives’ ultimate aim is to help the most marginalised groups in Tanzania, particularly women and girls, have the opportunity to live ‘Maisha Bora’ which means ‘a good life’ in Swahili. Our projects reflect this vision of supporting girls’ transitional journeys from childhood through to adolescence and to a fulfilling adulthood.
Our work focusses on three priority areas: girls’ education; health and well-being; livelihoods and resilience. Child protection, gender equality and disability-inclusion are also integral to all we do. Read more about each programme area below and click on the individual projects to learn a bit more detail about a particular project, its context, the people it is designed to help and achievements to date.