The majority of the world’s population still lives in rural areas. Compared to other regions, sub-Saharan Africa has a greater proportion of its population living in rural areas, and of these people, a greater share is poor. As a region, sub-Saharan Africa has a high incidence of undernourishment and illiteracy, especially in rural areas. Women in rural areas are particularly disadvantaged. Hunger, malnutrition and food insecurity erode cognitive abilities and the lack of education reduces productive capacity and contributes to poverty.
The United Republic of Tanzania is an emerging economy with high potential. But despite impressive growth in its gross domestic product (GDP) over the past decade, it remains one of the world's poorest countries in terms of per capita income. Approximately 90 per cent of Tanzania's poor people live in rural areas and have hardly any access to health facilities and health education.
Native Africa Tanzania therefore has defined 3 main goals to improve the living conditions in rural areas of Tanzania: