TEMBO is a federally incorporated registered Canadian charity that partners with local organizations in Tanzania to address issues of girls’ education, empowerment of women, poverty and human rights.


Since 2007, TEMBO has been providing micro-finance loans to women in Longido District to develop income generating activities that lead to economic independence and enhanced quality of life for themselves and their families.

Women can also participate in a two-year tailoring program offered by the Longido District Learning Centre. The program provides the women with the skills necessary to start a small tailoring business in their remote, rural villages.

At TEMBO, we prioritize long-lasting support for women – investing in meaningful ways that allow them to thrive. Through micro-finance loans, women are able to kickstart their own businesses and generate income to achieve economic independence. Through various academic supports, we ensure young girls get the education they need to pursue their dreams. As they become pharmacists, shop-owners, teachers and more, the incredible impact of each TEMBO woman is felt across the region.

Ensuring women’s and girls’ rights across all aspects of life is the only way to secure prosperous and just economies, and a healthy planet for future generations.” – United Nations


In 2024, TEMBO is sponsoring 172 girls for secondary school including 45 girls who started Form 1 in January.

Each girl receives the necessary support to attend school including a school uniform, bedding and a trunk, toiletries and educational resources. TEMBO also provides support for a mentorship program provided by the TEMBO (Tanzania) staff to help motivate the girls to study hard and stay in school.

Before attending secondary school, the girls attend PASS (Primary and Secondary Success Program), a 10-week academic support program that helps the girls transition from primary school.

During the school year, the girls attend TEC (TEMBO English Camp), a 3-week tutoring program between Term 1 and Term 2 where they receive instruction and support from local secondary school teachers.

TEMBO 500 - JUNE 1st 2024

banner displaying the wording "TEMBO 500 Challenge, ride for education, ride for equality"

It started with one girl, then 10, then 50. Today, we have sponsored over 500 girls for secondary school education.  

On June 1st, to celebrate the success of those 500 girls and to pledge our support for the next 500, five riders have taken on the challenge of cycling 100 km in one day for a total of 500 km.


TEMBO supports life long learning for 120 Maasai women in rural, remote villages in Longido District, Tanzania.

Each week, women gather under an Acacia tree or in empty classrooms in three remote rural villages. The goal of the program is to provide women with access to basic literacy and numeracy, and a forum for talking about key issues such as women’s rights, the importance of education and women’s health.

The program is provided jointly by our Tanzanian partners, TEMBO (Tanzania) and Learning in Longido.

TEMBO works in the heart of the Maasai community where women have traditionally been marginalized and faced great hardship including forced marriages and early pregnancies, poor access to education and limited opportunities to contribute to their families and communities.


Your generosity can help put books on the shelf or support women in a tailoring program at the Longido District Learning Centre.


When you buy a gift, you help us cover the cost of literacy classes for women, computer lessons for children and more!