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.
We envision a world where the girls and women of Longido District, Tanzania have equal access to education and economic opportunities.
Northern Tanzania is home to some of the country’s poorest people. 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 goat project, and informal education initiatives offered by staff at the Longido District Learning Centre.