Tanzania Life Project

Mission Statement

To Assist the poor, rural communities of Tanzania, Africa, with life's basic necessities - to become healthier, better educated, and more self-sustaining

Contact Information

12 6th Street NE # 108 # 108
Osseo, MN 55369

General Information

Alternative Name
Principal Staff
James Vanderheyden
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE)
Number of Clients
5000 est.


Board Chair
James Vanderheyden
Number of Board Members
Board Meetings with Quorum
Average Member Attendance

Impact and Programs

Cumulative impact our organization had in past 11 years is 46,800 people affected. Approximately 5000 per year.
Current Goals
Current years goals are to complete the well, village survey, pump house, pipes to the site of the Reservoir, for village number 12. Also, we will complete the addition of the submersible pump, an engine and generator for the pumphouse and well. Also, we will complete construction of a reservoir and all the water lines to the village of Mapinduzi, and all the needed distribution points.
Community or Constituency Served
The poor villages within 75 miles of the central city of Dodoma, Tanzania, Africa
Geographic Area Served
Tanzania, East Africa


3 Year Average Expenses
Program Services $175,384 97.8%
Management $1,630 0.9%
Fundraising $2,397 1.3%
Unrestricted Net Assets
2015 2014 2013
End of Year: $18,652 $8,349 $14,180
Beginning of Year: $8,349 $14,180 $18,669
Difference: $10,303 ($5,831) ($4,489)

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