Africa Circle of Hope is now working with women's groups in Kilema Kaskazini, Moshi, located near the slopes of Kilimanjaro in Northern Tanzania. These communitities have a large population living below the poverty line.
Most are farmers with an average of one acre of land. Many are single mothers. They cannot afford the high cost of quality seeds and the fertilizer, fungicide and insecticide that are essential to successful farming in this rugged area.
ACOHF provides these items and agricultural training to help these women raise a variety of nutritious food for their families and earn a small income selling some of their produce.
This program, which began in 2008, will improve their overall quality of life and contribute to local economic development. The initial group of 40 women will be self-sustaining within the next year.