About Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia

More than 95 million people live in Tanzania and neighboring Malawi and Zambia.

Some 6 million young people should be attending secondary school in these countries. Fewer than 3 million are. Those who are poor, and those born in villages are the least likely to get the chance at an education.

We aim to be a part of changing that.

Of the more than 170 people groups in Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia, nearly a quarter have no viable church.

Millions of people in villages throughout these countries have yet to hear the Gospel.

We aim to be a part of changing that.

People in villages across Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia often have inadequate access to medical care and need health education for their families.

Over eleven percent of all children die before the age of five.

We aim to be a part of changing that.

Per capita income in rural areas of Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia is less than two dollars a day making it very difficult for most families to meet even the most basic of human needs.

Those in villages have a particularly difficult time escaping from poverty.

We aim to be a part of changing that.

AIDS is creating a tragedy of immense proportions all across Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia.

There are today more than 1,900,000 orphans in these three countries, many of whom without special help never complete their education.

We aim to be a part of changing that.

If you want to learn more about what the Tanzanian, Malawian and Zambian governments have to say about education, poverty and access to medical care, visit their websites: Tanzania Government, Malawi Government and Zambia Government.

If you want to be challenged about how to serve, and more importantly how not to serve, spend 30 minutes listening to Oscar Muiru's address to 16,000 college students at Urbana 2009.