In Mwanza a local partner, Free Pentecostal Church of Tanzania (FPCT) has a long history of working with orphans and vulnerable children (OVC). The church started to work with ESAO (East Shore Aids Orphans Project) in 1992. It was working in four regions; Mara, Mwanza, Shinyanga and Kagera, at that time the project was sponsored by The Finish government.
Area of operations
ESAO project phased out in 1998 as the result of formation of new Ministry in 1999 called MWAOMI ( Mwanza Orphans Ministry ) under sponsorship of individual sponsors under coordination of FIDA office in Finland. This is to say MWAOMI has experience of working with community under sponsorship program. It is operating under supervision of local committee elders.
Currently MWAOMI has permanent employed staff and volunteers or home based caregivers who normally do home visiting for counseling on parenting, and collecting some information based on child school progress and family issues like food security, hygiene etc.
We are registered to work in republic of Tanzania, but currently we work within Mwanza region. Most of the supported children are found in the following areas/street Kirumba, Mihama, Kitangiri, Nyamanoro, Pasiansi, Ilemela, Mabatini, Buzuruga, Nyakato, Buswelu, Igoma, Mahina, Masemele ,Kisesa, Usagala – Misungwi district and Kongolo in Magu district.