By Mary Mndeme and Bill Marwa Over 177,000 people have fled from Burundi to Tanzania since the country descended into violence over a year ago. At least a third of those now live in the Nyarugusu camp, the third largest refugee resettlement located in Kigoma region, North western Tanzania. Aid agencies have made significant efforts […]
Bill is a digital media coordinator with Oxfam in Tanzania, based in Dar es salaam. He also tweets @billmarwa.
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Just over 3 years ago, there was no hope for success for Edward Malunguja (31) who was doing traditional subsistence rice farming on 2 acres rented farm “with little yield.” The story is different now to this married father of four from Nyitundu village in Northern Tanzania who plans to start constructing his own house […]
“When my husband left in 1991, my life was very difficult. I didn’t have enough income to sustain my family needs. I was farming and owned seven acres of land but the yield was little such that I did not get enough income out of it.” Says Pili Gabriel (49), a mother of four, from […]
Oxfam with funding from EU Humanitarian Aid has built a solar-powered system that is expected to pump over 60,000 litres of water, equivalent of a 40 storey building, every hour from the borehole to the storage tanks.
“I love my work”, says Suzanne Jinyange (54) a married mother of 6 from Nhobora village in Kishapu, Northern Tanzania. “I process sisal.”
It is a rather cold day in the mountainous Enguserosambu village in Arusha, Northern Tanzania. Maasai women, all dressed up in their traditional colorful clothes, are waiting, some in excitement, some in disbelief. “It is going to be an emotional day,” says Nashuru, as she waits for her turn to receive a heifer. “For the […]