TAFCOM was founded in response to a decrease in the standard of living, health care, and education in
Tanzania. TAFCOM founders realized that the marginalized people of Tanzania were suffering from a lack
of education and community initiative. TAFCOM quickly became a grassroots organization, which aims to
work with the community to empower them to find solutions and work towards alleviating problems facing
their community. We provide the community with the tools - knowledge, funding, and support - to address
these problems.

Initially, we began by addressing the pressing issue of HIV/AIDS. There was a clear lack of education
about HIV/AIDS in the Kilimanjaro region resulting in an increased spread of the disease and mistreatment
of individuals and families affected by the disease. We worked with the local community to educate people
on how the disease is spread, what precautions you should take, how to deal with the disease to live a
productive life, and the role of the community in assisting families affected by HIV/AIDS. While working
on this initiative, we realized that we can be of great use to the Tanzanian people by encouraging them to
work together for a better life. Since 2005 we have tackled many issues through community development.

For more information on TAFCOM's accomplishments,
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For information on TAFCOM's current projects,
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BACKGROUND
VISION
We hope to develop a responsible community that
works together to address issues affecting human
rights.
MISSION
We are determined to foster sustainable
opportunities for development by working with the
local community.
TAFCOM (Tanzanian Organization Facilitating Community Development Projects) is a registered
non-governmental organization  (NGO) that has been working in Tanzania since 2005. Our principle goal is
to initiate, facilitate and promote initiatives with a focus on poverty alleviation and human rights. Working
in close partnership with our community, TAFCOM aims to foster opportunities for development with long
term sustainability.