Mboni ya Vijana Group (MVG) is a youth-run community organisation based in Zeze Village, near Kasulu, in western Tanzania. The name means “Eyes of the Youth” in Swahili.
We believe everyone has the right to life’s basics: a roof, enough food to eat, clean water to drink, and education to build a brighter future. Lives in rural communities are faced with many challenges and inequalities. Poverty, food insecurity, and environmental degradation are just some of the challenges that can be met. However, better environmental education can be an integral tool to improving lives in villages like Zeze.
Founded by Benedicto Hosea in 2012, we support rural communities in extreme poverty adapt to climate change with sustainable farming, access to water, entrepreneurship, environmental conservation and peer education. Our projects develop the skills and resources for people to lift themselves and their families out of extreme poverty.
We work closely with the Tanzania Development Trust in working towards more equal and empowered communities in Kigoma, and working towards our sustainable development Global Goals of no poverty, zero hunger, quality education, gender equality, access to water, decent work and income for all, restoring our land, and taking climate action.
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