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There are 34 million Tanzanians, 46% are under 15 years old. About 50% of the population lives below poverty line and some 80% live in rural areas. To alleviate these enormous problems, the Tanzanian government has funded, with the help of the World Bank, an amazing safety net program involving 11 000 small projects. These are improving the lives of some 15 million people; over half of them are women.
Tamar Manuelyan Atinc, vice president, Human Development Network at the World Bank prefaces this amazing story.
For more information go to worldbank.org/safetynets/