Local people leading their communities back to strength

Our Partners

The Mango Tree has two main partners in Kenya and Tanzania who deliver our work on the ground and with local peoples' collaboration. We are also connected to other charities who support orphans and their families, people living with HIV and who provide health care programmes, or sexual heath education, work on stigma, aim to improve sanitation and access to safe water, promote gender rights, and support initiatives to increase household income through small scale sustainable agricultural projects. Our success is based on building lasting relationships with village leaders and well as giving those more marginalised members of society a voice. Our approach is always to seek support from local schools, local government and businesses. Much of the labour and resources we need is paid for by the communities themselves or provided by local people. Together, we all work to ensure that our beneficiaries receive the best possible provision, education and support needed to build resilient lives.

We and our partners would like to express our deep gratitude for your on-going support. We hope that you will continue to support us on this exciting journey as we move into a new phase of our work. In which, we will endeavor to give hope and a future to children and their families, who remain disadvantaged by poverty, disease and marginalisation

TMT Tanzania

After condsiderable research and advice in 2001 and 2002, we chose to set up The Mango Tree in the Kyela District of Tanzania, along the border with Malawi. This region is extremely poor, but it does have a local economy that could potentially employ the vulnerable children we support on reaching adulthood. For several years The Mango Tree after beginning its programme here, we were being asked constantly whether we would stay and help or would we leave as other projects had done.  It took many years of collaborative work, building trust and partnerships before local people could believe that The Mango Tree was involved for the long term. 


TMT Kenya

Following regular visits to Tanzania monitoring progress, and finding a similar situation in Kenya, a second Mango Tree programme was established near Lake Victoria in Kenya in 2006. While the climate and general geography are different, the similarities for the orphans are all too apparent. The area surrounding Kosele is an area of acute poverty and similarly high levels of HIV. By the end of 2007, there were already over 10000 orphans registered and today there are close to 5000 (2010).


Kyela Polytechnic College

In 2010, The Mango Tree recieved generous donations from Google Inc., The Oglesby Charitable Trust and the Samworth Foundation, to construct a vocational training college in Kyela District, South West Tanzania. 

The Kyela Polytechnic College was completed in June 2012, and was officially opened by the British High Commissioner for Tanzania, Her Excellency Diane Corner on the 21st of July 2012. It has started offering courses in Business Studies, ICT, Construction and Hotel Management and short courses in bee-keeping, agriculture and livestock at The Mango Tree farm and fish ponds. 

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