Who We Are

Karibu sana to the Friends of Tanzania (FOT) website. FOT was established in 1991 as a means for Tanzanians and non-Tanzanians to work together, learn from each other, and support worthy projects in Tanzania -- giving back to a country we have come to love. Many of us (nearly 250 current members all over the U.S.) are Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. Other members are former Teachers for East Africa, or volunteers from various secular or religious organizations. More recently, travelers or commercial sector visitors and employees who formerly lived in Tanzania have become members of FOT. Additionally, we have always welcomed Tanzanian Nationals, several of whom have served on our Board and Committees and who are vital to our success.

Friends of Tanzania is a non-profit charitable and educational organization, a 501(c)(3). Our membership dues of $20 per year have continued to cover all operating expenses since we started in 1991 -- thanks to our increasing membership. Close to 100% of all donations received from FOT members goes directly to support development projects in Tanzanian communities. In recent years, FOT has been able to send $20,000 - $30,000 to support such projects, with an additional $10,000 - $15,000 given by members for very specific projects as a part of our Member Designated Program. Since our founding in 1991, through the generosity of its members, FOT has funded over $750,000 in community-based projects. We invite you to read on and explore who we are, what we do, and how you can get involved.

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