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Serving communities of Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda

with an emphasis on helping the dispossessed.


About Kilimanjaro Region, Tanzania

Overview

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Location
Administrative units
Dempgraphics
Status
Tourist attractions
Disease
Development

Kilimanjaro Districts

Kilimanjaro Region

Location

The region is bordered to the north and east by Kenya, to the south by the Tanga Region, to the southwest by the Manyara Region, and to the west by the Arusha Region.

Administrative units

Of the region's seven districts, five traditionally had Chagga settlements, which are Hai District Council, Moshi Municipal Council, Moshi District Council, Rombo District Council, and Siha District Council. The other two, Mwanga District Council and Same District Council, have historically included Pare settlements. 

Demographics

According to the 2012 national census results, the region had a population of 1,640,047 of whom 794,130 were males and 846,947 were females. At that time the population of the district was at 1,640,087.

A majority of adolescent girls and young women, orphans and vulnerable children in this area, have limited to no opportunities to participate in decisions concerning their wellbeing because of their vulnerability (usually due to poverty and gender) or their age. As a result of the lack of sources of income, they are unable to meet their most basic needs.

Status

In 2015 out of 1,640,087 Kilimanjaro residents, 87,474 from Same, Mwanga, Moshi Rural, Siha and Hai districts are facing a shortage of 9,109.50 tonnes of maize.

Sporadic rains started late and ended early leading to drying of crops before maturity.

For a decade, the region has faced disasters like landslides, hailstorm, floods, storm, epidemics and caterpillar outbreaks, mostly in lowlands of Same, Mwanga, Moshi, Rombo and Hai districts.

The World Bank has previously initiated a pilot project in disaster-prone areas in Same and Shinyanga districts. In the pilot project in Same District, women and youth groups were engaged in agriculture, poultry and livestock keeping as well as schools in tree nurseries in Hedaru, Makanya and Vunta wards.

Tourist attractions

The district is blessed with Mount Kilimanjaro but there are other major tourist attractions in the district which include the following:

         Kikuletwa Hotsprings

         Lake Chala

         Olpopongi - Maasai Cultural Village & Museum

         Ndoro Waterfall

         Chagga Live Museum

         Kilimanjaro Animal Centre

         Kibo Tower

Disease

Top 10 Common diseases: Malaria, HIV and AIDS, Blood Pressure, Diabetes, TB, Pneumonia, Cancer, Intestinal worms, Diarrhoea and Skin infections.

HIV and AIDS:  In year 2010, HIV and AIDS prevalence in Kilimanjaro stood at 1.9% down from 7.3% in 2005.

Development

A lack of professional skills is a key obstacle to development in rural Mukono Communities and it hinders the population from actively improving their lives sustainably, especially at community levels.

Model farming

Teaching modern methods

Local knowledge is fast disappearing from the communities. EACO Friendly has a solution which provides recent learning with apprenticeships with those communities....More

Health Centres

Care in the community

People often have to walk vast distances to get medical attention. EACO Friendly wants to provide health services in each community centre to provide quick and easy access to medical services...More

Education

Learning for all

Education is often unaffordable and is not compulsory. EACO Friendly  has a business case to solve this issue.

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Energy

Renewable Electricity

The UN has said that all will have access to energy by 2030. EACO Friendly has a solution to this now.

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Logistics

Sustainable Transport

Providing transport links to the often under supported communities in Mukono...

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Tourism

Cash for the community

EACO Friendly Honey is the first venture for EACO Friendly and will process honey for the community.... More

Value Added Products

Regular Income

A business best survives with higher prices and constant income...

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Water

Well delivery

We could spend all our efforts getting water to everyone in the communities. EACO Friendly has a plan to achieve this.

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Latest Ideas:
 

Duck Farming

Rabbit Farming


Agroforestry 



Livestock Farming