Mission for Improvement and Boosting of Organizational Services.

 

Tanzania is rich in resources; however, the vast majority of Tanzanians are poor! 

Despite the growth of the Tanzanian economy and the country's impressive macro-economic performance over the past decades*, poverty remains prevalent. Approximately 30 million people - about 75% of the total population - live in rural households, and constitute 80% of the country's poor **. 

Based on 2007 estimates, 36% of households live below "the basic needs poverty line," earning less than $1 a day, while 20% of the total population live "below the food poverty line."

 
 

In years past, the strong engagement and sustained efforts of both local and International forces have resulted in several significant improvements with tangible results: 

In years past, the strong engagement and sustained efforts of both local and International forces have resulted in several significant improvements with tangible results: 

  • Infant mortality in Tanzania has fallen by nearly 50%, from 99 deaths per 1,000 live births in 1999 to 51 in 2010.

  • The under-age-five mortality rate has also declined, from 146 deaths per 1,000 live births in 1999 to 81 in 2010.

  • In education, net primary school enrollment is up more than 40%, from 59% in 2000/01 to 95.4% in 2009.

  • In the Health Sector, efforts have been geared towards increasing 'access to' and improving the 'quality of' health services.

  • The HIV prevalence rate has slightly declined in recent years but remains high, with an estimated adult (aged 15-49) HIV prevalence rate of 5,6 %***.

Overall, Tanzania's rank in the United Nations Development Programme's ((UNDP) Human Development Index has improved since 1995. 

"Looking back, much as been achieved, however, much remains to be done." 

Among the various challenges addressing growth and poverty eradication, agricultural productivity needs to be increased to raise the poor above the poverty line and ameliorate the competitiveness of commercial agro-processing. Also, primary school completion, maternal health, malnutrition, and environmental sustainability are among the several areas that need significant improvements. 

In order to address these challenges, we at MIBOS undertake and promote development programs in Agriculture, Education, Health Care and the Environment, as well as Income Generation and Capacity Building training. By providing assistance to particularly vulnerable populations, we do our best to help them re-establish and regain their human dignity. To that end, we are also growing our Mission Services. 

AT MIBOS WE BELIEVE IN MAKING A DIFFERENCE

* Growth accelerated from 3.5% on average in the 1990s to seven percent on average in the 2000s and has been remarkably stable over the past decade. 

** We thank the World Bank for the data and indicators identified herein (source: The World Bank, March the 2nd, 2013). 

*** Source: Unicef (2009).

 
 

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