Organization for Rural Self-Help Initiatives

Organization for Rural Self-Help Initiatives

Musoma, Tanzania

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The Organization for Rural Self-Help Initiatives (ORSHI) is a local Non-Governmental,
a not-for-profit organization that seeking to promote a self-development process that
removes the causes of underdevelopment and poverty, through education, support and
participation in Tanzania.

ORSHI works hard directly with communities in remote rural areas of Tanzania to find sustainable solutions to overcome poverty and injustices. Many of these rural communities are very isolated without reliable roads, electricity, clean and safe water, schools, or clinics/dispensaries. With limited resources, we have established programs that are providing long-term solutions to communities in need in the villages of Tanzania.

With projects in the field of Food Security/Sustainable Agriculture, Education/Vocational, Water and Sanitation (WASH), and Healthcare, we make underprivileged children, youth, women, and disadvantaged men privileged again.

The ORSHI’s overall goal is to empower the poor and vulnerable to drive positive change in their own lives in order to achieve their own goals towards a full and rich life.

ORSHI envisages a Tanzanian society in which people live in dignity and well-being without poverty and injustice.”

“To promote self-development process that removes the causes of underdevelopment and
poverty, through education, support, service provision, and participation”.


  • To facilitate for agricultural development and improvement of the community,
  • Promotion and protection of community health and provision of better health services,
  • To empower community’s learning in rural and peri-urban areas so as to reduce gender inequalities and discrimination.
  • Advocate for education improvement and provision to the community,
  • To promote and enable rural and peri-urban community members to initiate income-generating activities that improve their well-being and quality of life,
  • To empower communities to promote and protect human rights,
  • To promote the protection of the environment, water provision, and improved sanitation.


  • Respect for diversity,
  • Dignity regardless of age, education, gender, and faith,
  • Transparency and honesty,
  • Participation and commitment to work
  • Gender Equality and Equity,
  • Mutual respect, fairness, equality, and justice.