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Sites: Kisarawe

Located 18 km northeast of Dar es Salaam, in the Kisarawe Districts in the Coast Region, in a predominantly agricultural area. At least 85% of the people are farmers, the rest engaged in small businesses. The average annual income is $165 U.S.

The plot for the proposed Kisarawe Free Library is two acres and within walking distance of several schools.


Sites: Saza


Saza school children greeting a delegation from The Maktaba Project. These are the children that the Saza Learning Library will directly benefit.

Shanta Mining Company Ltd.. is the funder of this library. Saza is the neighboring village. It is in the Mbeya Region of Tanzania. Aside from small- scale maize and beans farming, most of the men in the area are engaged in mining activities. The schools are understaffed with few books and crowded classrooms. Beekeeping can be a successful program for the center and there are plans to develop a bakery on the site, both activities will help guarantee a sustainable future for the center.


Sites: kilwa

Located South of Dar es Salaam on the Indian Ocean, Kilwa is in the Lindii Region. Funded by Yogesh Kotak/ Kilwa Energy Co.Ltd., the area includes a significant natural gas field in the Indian Ocean. Kilwa Kisiwani, an island of the coast is a UNESCO World Heritage site.


Sites: Tosamaganga (Tosa)


Tosamaganga is our Managing Director, Augustine Mahiga’s home village. It is near Iringa, located in the Southern Highlands area. Iringa has many established industries, several major universities which will be able to supply tutors, job, health information, and many areas of needed expertise to the village. There is a Government secondary school located in Tosa, with 1,000 students selected from all areas of Tanzania. The school, focused on science, has no library and few books.


Sites: Keyro

The village of Keyro is in the Rombo District, one of seven in the Kilimanjaro Region of Tanzania. The principal occupation is farming, crops include: coffee, bananas, avocado, maize, and potatoes. It is anticipated that the library will be able to develop a successful beekeeping program as a source of income. Keyro is the home village of Romani Urasa, its’ funder.