Tanzania, home to over 53 million people, is the largest country in East Africa. Its economy has achieved high growth rates in the past decade through agricultural exports, tourism, vast natural resources, and domestic stability. However, this hasn’t yet brought economic prosperity for many Tanzanians, with income per person remaining amongst the lowest in the world. The country ranks low on the UN Human Development Index, a measure of population well-being.
CBM has been working with partners in Tanzania since the 1980s, preventing blindness, improving health and helping people with disabilities go to school, earn a living, access health care/rehabilitation and secure respect in their communities.
 15% of population - WHO estimate that 15% of the world’s population live with some form of disability.