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Humuliza organisation

Humuliza organisation

Kagera, Tanzania

HUMULIZA is a local, non – governmental and non – religious organization that offers psychosocial support to orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs).

The word “HUMULIZA” is Kihaya and means “Console”. Humuliza Organization is a non-governmental organization registered in Tanzania under the NGO Act no 24 of 2002  with certificate No. 05NGO/0586 dated 21st day of December, 2005.

THE BACKGROUND

The project was initiated in 1997 in Nshamba Ward, Muleba District in Kagera region, Tanzania, by terres des homes schweiz (Tdh).

It was initiated after a household survey was done in the Nshamba Ward. The survey found out that the area had a high prevalence rate of HIV/AIDS. In addition the survey discovered that due to the impact of HIV/AIDS, deaths in Kagera Region during the 1990s, a number of NGOs were established to support the fast growing number of AIDS orphans. The support of these organizations however, covered mainly material needs. Recognizing that the loss of one or two parents has not only an impact on the material aspects of children’s’ lives but also on psychological and social well  being of orphaned children, the Humuliza project was established in 1997 by terre des homes schweiz to provide psychosocial support to orphans and vulnerable children (OVCs).

Since then, HUMULIZA has grown into a well managed NGO and is currently well placed within a network of several agencies providing similar services.