CARE began working in Tanzania in April 1994, in response to the crisis in Rwanda and the subsequent influx of refugees into the Kagera Region of North-western Tanzania. Over the ensuing years, CARE Tanzania developed innovative education, health, microfinance, and environmental programs across most regions of the country.
CARE Tanzania focuses to address the needs of three impact groups:
a. Poor and vulnerable people, especially women and girls, dependent on natural resources in areas with severe environmental restrictions
b. Women and adolescent girls of reproductive age in rural underserved areas
c. School-aged girls in rural underserved areas