African-Middle Eastern: Tanzanian of Tanzania Outreach

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I met a Tanzanian for the first time when I was with a friend visiting Concordia State University in Moorhead, Minnesota. His parents were from India (Asia), which he identified himself first as a Tanzanian. Then I met Mary this year (Fall of 2005), which I decided to explore more of this country.

Story of Ibrahim

Ibrahim grew-up witnessing the very poor conditions of an area of Tanzania. He saw poverty so bad that he doesn't want to see it again. His career decision in life went towards agriculture, where he feels would "make a difference" to help decrease the poverty of starvation. Through a university (?) in Tanzania, he got hooked-up with the West Central Research Outreach Center in Morris-Stevens County, Minnesota-U.S.A. From his experience so far that began in April of 2006, he's been able to learn through "hands-on" and "classroom" (e.g. seminars) on agriculture. From his temporary place of residence (by his workplace), he told me (informal interview on Friday, November 17th of 2006) that he'll be furthering his learning experience at the University of Minnesota-Agriculture School in St. Paul next month.

An interesting story he also shared with me was a friend from ,Rwanda. This friend was the only survivor during the recent (90's) civil war between two major tribal groups-made infamous through the hollywood made movie "Hotel Rwanda". He survived by hiding in the bathroom during the sad inhumane murder of his family at their home. This friend hopes to be President of Rwanda someday!

Some other related facts Ibrahim shared with me was: Shaggy and many popular mainstream music artist has visited this county. Africa's tallest mountain (Kilamajoro) isn't located in nearby (western border) Kenya, but the actual peak is located and claimed by his country of Tanzania. Also, the country's name is from their country's abundance of Tanzanite.

Reccomended Resources


West-Central Minnesota


Ibrahim is planning to attend...
November 18, (Saturday) 8:00 10:00 p.m. Fadhil Nkurlu.
African inspired music by Tanzanian musician
New York Mills Regional Cultural Center>
Related Links:
Tusamehe, a Kibira Film



  • Minnesotans making a difference in Tanzania 7:09 PM, Jan 1, 2012

  • "MINNEAPOLIS -- There's no question it's the time of year for new resolutions and goals.
    But for one Minneapolis woman, keeping her goals state-side is not enough -- she's bringing her hopes and dreams all the way to Tanzania, Africa.
    "Tanzania means to me 'hope.' The children there, the people are so full of hope and optimism," said Lisette Wright of The Kisangaji Project.
    In 2008, Wright traveled to Tanzania and discovered the Kisangaji village in the north central part of the country. Upon her return, she founded The Kisangaji Project non-profit organization.
    In the last three years, the organization has helped the village primarily by providing educational tools, including: textbooks; desks; a "grain grinder" to help them grind their own maize or rice, which they then sell for profit; and most recently, a new house for teachers.
    "We built a big house, a rural staffing house for teachers because there's a shortage of teachers in the school and with that many students they need more teachers," she said.
    Now the organization is moving on to its next big goal: helping the village access clean water. By next year, they hope to drill for and build seven new water pumps.
    "I saw on a daily basis how the villagers drink straight out of the river," Wright said, adding, "chronic diarrhea, dysentery -- people die from very preventable water-borne diseases," she said.
    Wright expects the water pumps to cost about $30,000. She's hoping others support their effort to provide the life-saving equipment and other assistance to the African village.
    "I see the potential in the children, in the kindergartners, in the villagers, and they just need a chance to thrive. They just need a little financial assistance to help them do what they know they're capable of doing," she said.
    If you're interested in learning more about The Kisangaji Project and how you can help, just go to:
    (Copyright 2011 by KARE. All Rights Reserved.) "



  • U.S. Embassy-Tanzania
  • Music

    -Hip Hop

  • Shaggy , blog online of fans from Tanzania after his visit
  • -Rap

  • USA : Diesel Footwear & Rap artist Talib Kweli host screening of MTV Trippin 28th May, 2005 (Fibre2Fashion)
  • GLOBAL-Multicultural


  • Abroad Africa

  • Volunteer Tanzania Abroad Africa Arusha Mission Church

    "We have programs available in the Mwanza and Arusha,. In these districts, 90% of its population lives in rural areas, and subsistence agriculture is the major activity. The poverty experienced in these rural areas is not just a lack of money but also the inability to access basic needs, such as health care and health facilities as well as voluntary HIV counseling and testing. Despite having a lack of such basic needs, the Tanzanian people are world-renowned for their friendliness. Most volunteers are humbled by the everyday happy attitudes of the local people.rnrn"


    Maasai Women Dancing at Jane's Orphanage Tanzania

    "Maasai women dance at Jane's Orphanage in Arusha Tanzania"



  • *referred by Ibrahim I. (6/08)

    Gospel Resources

  • Swahili Bibles, from Ethnic Harvest
  • Government

  • CIA World Factbook
  • National Website of the United Republic of Tanzania
  • History

  • Wikipedia
  • Maps

  • World Atlas
  • Miscellaneous

  • BBC

  • "..Though it remains one of the poorest countries in the world, with many of its people living below the World Bank poverty line, it has had some success in wooing donors and investors.
    Tanzania assumed its present form in 1964 after a merger between the mainland Tanganyika and the island of Zanzibar, which had become independent the previous year.
    Unlike many African countries, whose potential wealth contrasted with their actual poverty, Tanzania had few exportable minerals and a primitive agricultural system. To remedy this, its first president, Julius Nyerere, issued the 1967 Arusha Declaration, which called for self-reliance through the creation of cooperative farm villages and the nationalisation of factories, plantations, banks and private companies. ..

  • Info Please
  • Missions

  • Joshua Project

  • Tanzania 2007

    "Mission trip to Tanzania with King of Glory Ministries International"
  • Love Packages, testimonies
  • Prayer

  • 24-7 Prayer
  • Religion

    "Forced Conversion"

    in Zanzibar
    Related Sites:
    Islam and Slavery, from Wikipedia
    "On the coast of the Indian Ocean too, slave-trading posts were set up by Arabs and Persians. The archipelago of Zanzibar, along the coast of present-day Tanzania, is undoubtedly the most notorious example of these trading colonies. East Africa and the Indian Ocean continued as an important region for the Oriental slave trade up until the 19th century."


    MIRACLE Testimony 27 Tanzania KURAM Muslim ISLAM JESUS allah

    " Added: June 12, 2008 (Less info) Salvation-Testimony 27: Mohammed The Bible says that all of us need to be "born again." There was a man in the Bible who had a hard Salvation-Testimony 24: Layla The Bible says that all of us need to be "born again." There was a man in the Bible who had a hard time understanding this truth. His name was Nicodemus. When Nicodemus comes to Jesus with questions, Jesus told him, "'Unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God" (John 3:3). Jesus was explaining a spiritual birth. When you are born again, God's Holy Spirit breathes new life into your spirit. Christ is then born in you spiritually. When you ask Christ to come into your heart, He gives you a fresh start in life. In fact, the Bible calls you a "new creation." "If any man is in Christ, he is a new creation, the old has gone and behold, God has made all things new! (II Corinthians 5:17). The Spirit of God Himself has now come to live inside of your heart. The Bible says, "If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation" (Romans 10:9-10). You can experience the miracle of salvation right now. Simply invite Jesus to come into your life and forgive you for all of your sins. Pray right now: "Jesus, I want to be born again. Please forgive my sins. I confess that You are Lord. Come into my life, and make me into a new creation. Fill me with Your Spirit. Thank you for giving me hope and purpose. Help me live for You. Amen." If you have prayed that prayer, you have made the most important decision of your entire life. Always remember that you can pray any time. And follow this link to find resources that can help you with your Christian life. If you would like to read some testimonies of former Muslims who have made this commitment, just click here. If you would like to know more about the Christian life, just click here. We are here to help you understand this new life, and answer any questions you might have. Just write us at: MORE TESTIMONIES LIKE THIS. GO TO "


  • Lonely Planet, travel info
  • Tanzania Tourism Website
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