Tanzania Life Project
To assist the poor rural communities of Tanzania, Africa, with life's basic necessities - to become healthier, better educated, and more self-sustaining
Review Completed: 2/23/2011
12 6th Street NE # 108
Osseo, MN 55369
||Jim Vanderheyden, Chair & Founder
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Most Recent 990
As stated above a large number of villagers now have clean water where they did not have it before. The total impact is about 11,000 people for the year. Some of these projects actually began in the year before last. Also, our grant from Abbott Fund (of Abbott Labs in Chicago) is dedicated to the HIV/AIDS work of ours.
Our goals for 2011 are to continue to provide HIV/AIDs service to an even larger number of victims and orphans, with the new numbers to be 200 and 150 respectively. Also, we will continue to renovate the water system in Matumbulu, and begin our efforts to select the next village to work with.
Community or Constituency Served
Our work is done in the poor villages surrounding the city of Dodoma, Tanzania
Geographic Area Served
Central Tanzania, Africa
Impact and Programs
3 Year Average Expenses
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||We wish to clarify our situation because we believe that the use of "Standardized wording" by the CRC on 2 of our accountability review results is misleading. Our Chief Executive is a volunteer without compensation. No compensation is paid to anyone for anything. Also, there is no compensation for any travel or entertainment to anyone for any travel or entertainment.
The Board of the Tanzania Life Project is very committed to maintaining our accountability to the new 27 standards, and renews this commitment each year. 2011 marks the beginning of the 4th year of meeting the accountability standards of the Charities Review Council.
We are very proud that we can make that statement. Meeting these standards has made us an even better administrative organization than we were 4 years ago. We can assure any and all donors that we are in this business for the long run. We have had significant success at delivering clean water to the poor villages in central Tanzania, and as of the end of 2010, our projects have totaled $568,902 since 2005 when we were founded.