'Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.' Desmond Tutu
REACH Shirati (Formerly AISCS) is a non-profit 501-3(c) organization established in 2002 and based in Berkeley California.
Our mission is to provide life-changing opportunities for rural Tanzanians through Education, Health Care, and Community Development. We work primarily in the impoverished village of Nyamagongo, near Shirati in the Rorya district of northern Tanzania, close to Lake Victoria and the Kenyan border.
Tanzania has a population of about 50 million and the official languages are Swahili and English. After independence in 1961, under President Nyerere's leadership, the country benefited from decades of stability and peace. Tanzania remains a model of political and social stability in the region. However lack of economic development and investment remains a challenge. Learn more at Tanzanian country profile.
A message from our president, Hattie Smith:
"We are quite hopeful at REACH Shirati. Hopeful for a healthier, safer and more promising future for the families we serve. They inspire us with every project we implement, every improvement we make in their daily lives, and every opportunity we provide for their children. We invite you to join us in our mission.
There's a saying: 'Kidogo Kidogo, hujaza kibaba; Little by little fills the cup."