• Welcome to TA Foundation
  • Livestock keeping
    Women economic empowerment
  • Poverty
    TA Foundation Laying the Foundation for Sustainable Living
  • Agriculture
    Working To Make a Difference
  • Bee Keeping
    Building a Brighter Tomorrow Always Starts Today
  • Conserving and Managing Environment Is Our Concern
  • Education
    TA Foundation helping Most Vulnerable children (MVC) with education supports
  • HIV/AIDS & IGA
    Improving Life of People infected and Affected by HIV/AIDS with Income Generating Activities (IGA)

Vision

Implement sustainable programs that improve livelihood of the marginalized community.

 

Mission

 To be a leader in facilitating socio-economic empowerment of marginalized community    through promotion of improved agriculture production, entrepreneurship skills development, local resources mobilization & relevant cross cutting issues.

The prevalence of HIV/AIDS is the main reason among many reasons that has led to high number of Orphans and Most Vulnerable Children after losing one or both parents and leaves children unable to access basic needs such as food, shelter and education. The pressing need to support these orphans and most vulnerable children, and the on-going effects of AIDS on family dislocation, still present a problem in the communities of Tanzania.  Losing one or both parents have led to the children having no means to support then in terms  Healthcare, education, economy, food and finally leading Stigma & Denial in their respective communities. This help to make a sense of ownership and  make the caretakers/guardians to support the children with basic human needs even after the phase-out of the projects.

 

To support access to education among most vulnerable children and orphans is one among the thematic areas of the organisation. The organisation is working on this so as to solve the problems and challenges of the Orphans and Most Marginalized Children in the community through provision of formal and non educational support that will enable them to sustain their life after being dependants. The education support provided to the Most Vulnerable Children are vocational education, primary and secondary education. The project provides support to the families in terms of the cost of uniforms, books, shoes and school fees to various primary, secondary schools and vocational training schools/colleges that most of them is beyond their means/capacity. In addition to that, the organisation as well conduct capacity building on running various Income Generating activities (IGA) to caretakers/guardians which Emphasizing the project to be community cared rather than institutional cared.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interesting Story

Story from Tutindaga Anyelwise, widow from Bujesi village - Southern part of Tanzania. “We would love to express our heartfelt thanks to TA foundation Team for training and supporting us, as women in the village our Income has increased so now our children can go to school. We can buy necessary dresses for them. Cash is very important for me. I had no cash before, so could not do anything on my own. I had to exchange goods with others and had no choice. Now I can earn, save and think and plan for tomorrow which was not possible before”.

Through the project impacts apart from micro businesses that we are running as a group, I have two dairy goats and my own beehives that I earn money by selling milk, honey and its related products. I can run my family better and I’m happy about that. My two children now go to school, get basic human needs on time such as food,clothes and I have money to buy medicine when they become sick” 

 

 

Women and Honey Making

Beekeeping project and its advantage resulting honey is rich, sweet and delicious. However, it’s what it can do for the women of the village that is really impressive. It wasn’t long ago that women were excluded from honey making altogether.

‘Traditionally it was the men of the village who produced honey, and we women were excluded. TA Foundation approached women in the villages, and showed them that they could also produce honey like men.’ Said Tumaini.

‘Traditionally,Honey used to be harvested from high up in tall trees, the tree would be set on fire to scare off the bees, and the collecting was done in the middle of the night in darkness! This made it very dangerous, and with this way of getting honey it was difficult for the women of the village to take part.’

Tumaini thinks for a moment before continuing ‘It makes me feel very happy, as something that was not possible is now possible. We would just stand by and watch as the men got the honey, now we have better knowledge and can get our own.

The honey we produce has good quality, even if we make a smaller amount people will always buy. As the days go on, we shall increase the production per hive. Previously, people would not try honey even for 10 years! Now we have it all of the time, so people in the community are very happy because of the project because through this,they can get money for purchasing basic human needs for their families.’