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Capital: Dar es Salaam
Population: 48,261,942 (July 2013 est.)
Population below national poverty line: 36%

Bóthar in Tanzania:

Bóthar first became involved in Tanzania in 1995. The first airlift from Ireland arrived in September of that year and since then Bóthar has sent 29 airlifts in total to the country. These airlifts have been made up predominantly of Irish Dairy Goats, with one airlift of chicks, but Bóthar has also supported a bee project in the country. Along with the airlifts, thousands of people all over Tanzania have been trained in how to care for their animal and manage their farms, and by so doing, rise out of poverty through their own enterprise.


Current Project Profile

Project Title: Lindi Women's Cow Project
Location: Lindi, south east Tanzania
Number of families: 20
Animals: Dairy Heifers
Other inputs: Animal Housing, Preparation of fodder and Veterinary medicine
Training: Animal Husbandry, preparation of fodder crops
Brief synopsis: Twenty families will be identified to receive a dairy heifer to enable themselves to better their lot.
Pass-on obligations Each family is obliged to 'pass-on' the first heifer calf
Expected benefits: Milk for home consumption, the surplus can be sold to generate an income. Improved farming methods 
Local partner(s): Medical Missionaries of Mary (MMM)
Other relevant data: Bóthar has implemented a similar project with MMM before.
Project title:
Building affordable and self sustaining basic animal health service delivery systems through training of community animal health workers
Arusha, Manyara, Kilimanjaro, Tanga, Singida & Kondoa areas of North East Tanzania.
Number of families:
90 Community Animal Health Workers (CAHWs) will be trained to cover 100 villages’ (approx. 100,000 people)
All livestock types will be catered for
Other inputs: Equip CAHWS with veterinary tool kits and bicycles, drug revolving funds for villages
Brief synopsis:
After the privatisation of the veterinary service in Tanzania the service was left with very little resources. In many rural areas veterinary care collapsed. This project will provide a community managed vet service.
Pass-on obligations:

The training in this project will be replicated in beneficiary areas and other rural areas of Tanzania affected by the Tanzanian government withdrawal of vet services and extension services.
Expected benefits:
Effective and sustainable community based animal health delivery system will be ensured with effective disease outbreak control at grassroots level.
Co-financing partner(s):
Volunteers in Irish Veterinary Assistance (V.I.V.A.); Irish Aid;
Local partner(s):
Heifer Tanzania
Other relevant data:
Over 300 CAHWs have been trained before by Heifer Tanzania in the North East zone
Project title:  MADA (Makangale Development Association)
Location: Makangale, north of Pemba Island
Number of families: 46 families plus 100 people will benefit from cows

6 cows, 100 ducks, 10 goats, 50 rabbits and 30 beehives

Other inputs: A well will be dug for water. A manual ‘Money-maker’ pump will be installed. Pipes, cans, tools, manure and insecticides will be provided for the gardens. 
Brief synopsis: This project consists of five/six small income generating ventures involving cows, ducks, goats, rabbits, bees and vegetables. It can improve the livelihood of the Group Members and Makangale people, provide a livelihood for families in the area, support poor people with their health and help poor students and the elderly.
Pass-on obligations: The project has a clear multiplier effect. All of the sub-projects have the capability of being expanded through the increase of numbers of animals, extra housing, expanded markets, the possibility of building a freezing unit, development of cheese making etc.. The direct benefits during the first 3 years will be shared by the group. Other group members will learn from the initial group.  
Expected benefits: These projects will ensure members and their community will have protein which is vital for life. This project will contribute to food security, the livelihood and nutrition of the Makangale people and education and health of the community.
Local partners Pemba Support Ireland and MADA (Makangale Development Association)
Other relevant data: Pemba Support Ireland is based in Ennistymon, Co. Clare.

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