Tanzania, located in East Africa, is home to many natural world wonders, such as Mount Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti and Lake Victoria. Tanzania was formed by the merging of it's mainland, formerly known as Tanganyika, and the island of Zanzibar. The Tanzanian economy is primarily based on agriculture, which accounts for more than half of the nation’s GDP.
Despite the natural beauties and the rich history, Tanzania is one of the world's poorest economies. Many suffer from extreme poverty and lack of education. Ritualistic practices and beliefs in witchcraft have resulted in horrific events, such as female genital mutilation and the killing of albinos. While Primary education is said to be “free” in Tanzania, there are associated costs that make primary and secondary education unattainable to many children. ICO is currently developing communities in Tanzania to help the situation.
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