Message from the Coordinator
“Matumaini Mapya” is a Swahili word for “New Hope.” It is an educational, voluntary, and non-political and Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) based in Bukoba town, Kagera region Tanzania with special focus on women and children’s empowerment. We strive to build a society in which all human beings, regardless of their status have equal rights, opportunities, dignity,
acceptance and support and envision a society in which men, women and children enjoy equal social and economic rights and opportunities regardless of their sexes or any other status
Mr. Gosbert Kaserwa
To contribute to efforts of various women and children’s rights stakeholders in building a society in which all human beings, regardless of their status will have equal rights, opportunities, dignity, acceptance and support.
Matumaini Mapya envisages having a society in which men, women and children enjoy equal rights and opportunities regardless of their sexes or any other status.
(i) To stand for and promote women and children’s rights (ii) To enhance the ability of widows and orphans’ caregivers to engage in income- earning businesses in their respective areas.
Establishment of Matumaini
The organization was established in 1997 by a group of twelve persons who were living and working in Bukoba town. They were touched by incidences of domestic violence in Bukoba district and a large number of children who were not in school and had no parental care but were often seen loitering in town streets, begging, scavenging and sometimes employed in petty businesses.
PROGRAMS AND DEPARTMENTS.
FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
MONITORING AND EVALUATION(M&E)
WIDOWS AND CARE GIVERS
Matumaini Mapya is a Registered Institution....
Initially, It was registered in 1997and on 14th November, 2006 was issued a Certificate of compliance under the Tanzananian-Governmental Organization Act, 2002. It has registration number 1719. It operates in the whole region of Kagera.