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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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.
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.
130,000
The AKF Madrasa Early Childhood Programme in East Africa – now in its fourth decade of operation – has to date reached over 130,000 children in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.