Forty-three percent of Tanzanians live in extreme poverty –on less than $1.25 a day.* This most often means inadequate income for food and education and poor access to quality medical care.
But poverty is not just a lack of basic necessities. It is fundamentally the absence of opportunity to obtain them.
The 2Seeds approach to poverty eradication rests on equipping individuals with the confidence, capacity, and opportunity to improve their lives. This process is called “human capital development” and empowers our Partners to assess the barriers they face and seek innovative solutions. In this way, we position them to make continuous progress out of poverty, even beyond the period of our direct involvement.
Our approach to human capital development is simple and innovative. It embraces three areas simultaneously:
Confidence: Unlocking people’s minds to help them recognize the possibility of change and their ability to achieve progress;
Capacity: Equipping people with the skills, information and connections they need to improve their productivity and sustain growth over time;
Opportunity: Providing the resources and support people need to take risks, solve problems and achieve their full potentials.
*According to the most recent World Bank figures.