Tanzania

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Tanzania
For more than a century, the agencies of AKDN have been contributing to the social, economic and cultural development of Tanzania, both on the mainland and in Zanzibar. In recognition of AKDN’s long and substantial contribution to the socioeconomic development of the country, an Agreement of Co-operation was signed with the United Republic of Tanzania in 1991 and subsequently revised and endorsed in 2001. The Agreement, which facilitates the effective utilisation of both financial and human resources, today stands as a commitment to accelerate development that brings the greatest benefit to Tanzanians.

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175,000
More than 175,000 villagers in Southern Tanzania – nearly 2/3 women –  have been mobilised into Community-Based Savings Groups, helping them to save over $15 million to date.
17 million people
AKDN offers a range of financial services from community-based savings groups to corporate banking to life insurance. These services are used by 17 million people each year.
17,000 km
AKFED has helped address bandwidth problems in Africa through investments in SEACOM, the first company to connect South and East Africa to Europe and South Asia with 17,000 km of undersea fibre optic cables.