Located in east Africa, Tanzania is bordered by eight countries, with an Indian Ocean coastline. The country is home to the highest mountain in Africa - the world famous Mount Kilimanjaro - and tens of thousands of people from around the world flock there each year to climb it.
Tanzania has been fortunate not have been troubled by war over the last few decades unlike its neighbours Rwanda, Congo and Burundi and instead has provided safe refuge for hundreds of thousands of refugees who have fled because of fighting.
Challenges to family life include unemployment, poverty and a large numbers of child-headed households due to HIV/AIDs.
In 2018 Mothers’ Union celebrates 100 years since it was first established. Every year since it began Mothers' Union membership in Tanzania has been growing at a phenomenal rate and today stands at 915,000. Mothers' Union members across Tanzania are involved in caring for those in need with projects including:
Community Development Coordinators (CDC’s) are professionally trained community development staff, employed by local Mothers’ Union’s to help and support members as they engage with their churches and wider community.