First Project: TANZANIA

United Republic of Tanzania

  •  Independent State in 1961 y
  • Father Founder of the Nation: Julius Nyerere 
  •  Democratic State 
  •  Dominant Political Party: CCM since Independence 
  •  40 million Tanzanians 
  •  Language: Swahili & English 
  •  Capital: Dar Es Salaam 
  •  East Africa 
  •  Landmarks: Mount Kilimanjaro & Serengeti National Park 
  •  Average GDP per Capita 2010: $425/ year 

Why Tanzania?

Major Challenges in Tanzania:


 

  1. In Tanzania, 67.9 percent of the population lives below the poverty line.
  2. Poverty leads to hunger. Roughly 42 percent of children under five in Tanzania suffer from chronic malnutrition and 16 percent are underweight.
  3.  Poverty is highest in rural areas, with around 80 percent of the country’s poor living in those regions 
  4. 120 children are dying every day from malnutrition in Tanzania

FJS African Starch Development Company, Ltd.

 

The FJS African Starch Development Company Limited is a private company established under the laws of the United Republic of Tanzania with its corporate office located in Dar Es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania, University Road, P.O. Box 34634.

The company was incorporated to become the local arm of the Foundation to accomplish its goal of implementing its plan in Tanzania. The plan consists of two fundamental activities:

The project

 Agricultural productivity directly impacts the income and livelihood of the world's poorest people: Three-quarters of all people who survive on less than $1 a day live in rural areas, 

and most rely on agriculture for food and income. 

The project consisted in:

 

  • Establishment of a cassava starch and flour plant
  • Establishment of a large cassava farm

The Plant

 The scope of the plant was to improve the overall market for local cassava farmers. The plant creates an output for local farmers. Thus creating an impetus for farmers to increase their
production and allowing them to grow cassava not only for food and survival but also to generate steady revenue .

Plant was completed in 2015.

The Farm

 The Foundation financed the acquisition of Land. The land was unoccupied and not cultivated Farmers were invited to work on the land & participated in the project in respect of local tradition The foundation financed the acquisition of modern Equipment  to insure high yield. During this process, 2 wells were created bringing free water to local population and power was brought as well. 

The Future

2016 in Tanzania

In 2016 the UNCDF extended a grant to the FJS African Starch Development company for its work in Bungu.

The Foundation gifted his shares to local villages and management and resigned form the Board to let local management continue the  development

Future Projects

The Foundation is exploring new projects in Africa and Haiti but none are definite yet.

The Foundation is also starting to explore a possible involvement in the fight against Homelessness in the United States of America, a plague unacceptable in a western society.