Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate Social Responsibility Program is a new form of community approach in Tanzania. We work with major Tanzania corporates to implement Environmental - Social - RIghts program concepts

One of the main focuses of CSR is Women Rights and Livelihood Development

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Tanzania is one of the most dangerous countries in the world to give birth to a child. Every year in Tanzania 13 000 young women die during their pregnancy – 250 000 women suffer from disabilities caused by the pregnancy or the birth of the child. The main cause is due to the fact that only approximately 50% of all pregnant women in Tanzania choose to give birth at a health facility that has the equipment and skills for delivery. Up to 19% of maternal deaths is caused by unsafe abortions, due to the illegalization of abortions in Tanzania, and 8,7% of all pregnant women in Tanzania are HIV positive.

The neonatal mortality rate is highest among mothers under 20 years of age, where 45 dies out of 1000 live births, compared with the 29 out of 1000 for mothers in the age group 20 - 29 years old. Pregnancy for a girl below 15 years of age will be five times more likely to have complications that can lead to maternal death or death of the child, compared to young women who wait until they are in their twenties. On average, every Tanzanian woman gives birth to 5 or 6 children, and 1 in 3 begins motherhood before their 18th birthday.

Although these statistics refer to the whole country, and differences exist between areas, Madale Village, in Dar es Salaam suburb, is a village that is rapidly growing due to the arrival of rural immigrants trying to start a new life in Dar es Salaam. As a result, it lacks basic services in the community and the maternal and neonatal health services are not enough to reach all pregnant women.

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