Situated in East Africa, Tanzania is a beautiful country with a rich mix of natural assets and landscapes. Snowcapped Mt Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain on the African continent, towers majestically over the horizon, flamingos stand sentinel in the salt pans of the Ngorongoro Crater, wildebeest thunder by the thousands over the Serengeti Plains, and Indian Ocean breezes caress the white sands of Zanzibar’s Spice Islands.

However, amidst these natural wonders 17.5 million Tanzanian children live in some of the world’s worst poverty:
  • The country’s $400 per capita GNI is less than 1% of the US’ GNI and is one of the lowest in the world
  • More than 45% of Tanzanian children survive on less than $1 a day
  • Only 67% of these children finish primary school, and only 5% attend junior high
  • HIV prevalence is as high as 9% in Tanzania and has claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands, leaving 1.2 million children orphaned, hungry, and searching for hope and a brighter future.

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Hope for Community Development and Consultancy Organization (HOCODECO)
HOCODECO was created in 2008 to serve the community through the provision of education and human rights advocacy.   We aim to shine light where there is darkness, encourage hope where there is despair and to provide children with skills and knowledge so that they can achieve a better future.

The HOCODECO projects are listed and summarized below.  Click the titles or images to visit each project area on the HOCODECO website.

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Hope Academy was established in 2006 to care for and educate some of Tanzania's most vulnerable children.  Many of the children are orphans whose parents have died from HIV/AIDS and without Hope Academy would not have food, clothing or education.

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Hope for Community Development and Consultancy Organization (HOCODECO) is a grassroots, not-for-profit Non-Governmental Organization (NGO).
Registration Number: 00NGO2969 under the
Non-Governmental Organization Act 2002,
The United Republic of Tanzania.