Human Services

Tanzanian Children's Fund Inc.

  • Cambridge, MA
  • www.tanzanianchildrensfund.org

Mission Statement

Creating a home for Children. Transforming communities. Building futures in Tanzania.

Main Programs

  1. Rift Valley Children's Village
  2. Gyetighi Primary School
  3. Oldeani Secondary School
  4. Medical Care
  5. Microfinance
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Karatu District, Tanzania

ruling year

2003

Founder and Executive Director

Self-reported

India Howell

Tanzanian Managing Director

Self-reported

Peter Leon Mmassy

Keywords

Self-reported

Orphaned Children, Children, Tanzania, Education, Medical Care, Microfinance

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Also Known As

TCF

EIN

74-3087284

 Number

4875661576

Physical Address

Karatu,

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Group Home (Long Term (P73)

Scholarships, Student Financial Aid, Awards (B82)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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We have 95 children living full or part-time at the Rift Valley Children's Village (RVCV) and 18 children living with relatives that receive food, clothing, medical treatment, and educational opportunities. Gyetighi Primary School, a school once with a 36% pass rate, is now the #1 government school in the region and we are seeing results at Oldeani Secondary School as well. An average of 100 members of the community see a doctor during the bi-monthly Foundation for African Medicine and Education (FAME) clinics at RVCV, and we have helped over 500 local entrepreneurs to start and support small businesses through our microfinance program.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Rift Valley Children's Village

The Rift Valley Children’s Village (RVCV or the Children’s Village) currently provides a permanent and loving home for 95 orphaned and at-risk children. From the moment they step through the gates, these children are no longer orphans – they become permanent members of the RVCV family. A team of Tanzanian social workers, international staff, and volunteers work with each child to ensure that they are physically and emotionally cared for and that they have the opportunity to learn and grow into responsible, happy, healthy adults.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

None

Budget

Program 2

Gyetighi Primary School

In partnership with the local government, The Tanzanian Children's Fund manages the local primary school, which is aimed at improving educational outcomes and providing opportunities for high achieving students to attend secondary school, and beyond.

Category

Elementary & Secondary Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

None

None

Budget

Program 3

Oldeani Secondary School

The success of our partnership with the Gyetighi Primary School lead to a similar partnership with the local government to manage the local secondary school. This partnership will provide local students with an affordable and high-quality option for secondary school for the first time.

Category

Elementary & Secondary Education

Population(s) Served

Female Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

Male Youth/Adolescents (14 - 19 years)

None

Budget

Program 4

Medical Care

TCF runs a Rural Community Health Clinic, based at RVCV. Our health clinic is staffed by a full-time Registered Nurse who holds daily office hours for our children, the students and faculty at Gyetighi Primary and Oldeani Secondary Schools, and our wider community.

Category

Health Care

Population(s) Served

None

Budget

Program 5

Microfinance

We help foster economic growth with small business loans to help break cycles of poverty in the communities surrounding the Children’s Village.

Category

Financial Counseling

Population(s) Served

Adults

None

None

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Karatu District, Tanzania

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THE TANZANIAN CHILDREN'S FUND INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Tanzanian Children's Fund Inc.

Leadership

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Founder and Executive Director

India Howell

Tanzanian Managing Director

Peter Leon Mmassy

BIO

India Howell has been living and working in Tanzania since 1998. She devotes her full time effort to the administration of the Rift Valley Children's Village and other community-based programs supported by the Tanzanian Children's Fund.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Jody Drake

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