Maendeleo is an initiative by Tanzanians to improve the quality of life of fellow Tanzanians. Maendeleo works by harnessing the energy, skills, contacts and other resources of Tanzanians to address the major challenges facing our people.
Tanzania is one of the poorest nations in the world. Life is extremely difficult for the majority of Tanzanians, with low standards of education, healthcare, nutrition and other social factors. Despite the efforts of the Tanzanian government, and the international community, poverty remains rampant and quality of life extremely low.
Maendeleo seeks to harness the energy, skills, contacts and other resources of Tanzanians to address the major challenges facing our people. Given the limited success of the government and the international community in improving the lives of Tanzanians, there is a clear and urgent need for additional resources.
Maendeleo believes that Tanzanians have an important role to play in the development of our country and cannot simply wait for the government and foreigners to solve our problems. The organization is focused on targeted initiatives through which its members can realistically contribute to solving problems that are not otherwise effectively addressed. Maendeleo intends to initially focus on the areas of education and healthcare.
Our goal is to work efficiently, with minimal resources expended on administration and overhead. Members acknowledge the importance of planning and measurement, and Maendeleo intends to implement only well-thought-out initiatives and evaluate the success of all initiatives with complete candor. However, we will not allow project selection or implementation to be impeded by meetings, memos or other trappings of bureaucracy.
We will undertake highly targeted initiatives through which members can realistically contribute to development. Our goal is to avoid wasting time and other resources on initiatives that are unlikely to succeed, but instead focus on clear, specific tasks through which we can have a meaningful impact.