Project TEMBO

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Children & Youth
  • Education & Literacy
  • Women


36 Grand Cedar CourtOttawa, Ontario K2S 1C8Canada Canada

Organization Information

Mission Statement

We envision a world where the girls and women of Longido District, Tanzania have equal access to education and economic opportunities.


TEMBO (Tanzania and Education Micro-Business Opportunity) is a registered Canadian charity that empowers our community-based partners to deliver programmes that provide fair and equitable access to education and economic opportunity in Longido District, Tanzania.

Northern Tanzania is home to some of the country’s poorest people. The World Bank ranks Tanzania as "128th out of 157 countries in the 2018 World Bank Human Capital Project with a low Human Capital Index (HCI) score of 0.4" with poverty "most pervasive in Longido in the Arusha Region to the north".

Living under such extreme poverty, families cannot afford to send their children to school and girls are married early, often at age 13, and have no chance of pursuing secondary education. Women have limited opportunities to provide for their families. The area of Longido District experiences serious drought that causes undue hardship for the Maasai as they work to sustain their cattle, the predominant source of income in a pastoralist society.

TEMBO Canada works to address these issues through a sponsorship program for girls, a women’s microfinance loan program and a goat project, and informal education initiatives coordinated by staff at the Longido District Learning Centre.

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