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Causes: AIDS, Economic Development, Health, International, International Development, International Economic Development, Microfinance, Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Charity & Voluntarism Promotion

Mission: The Arusha Project is a bi-national organization educating young people on issues in gender equality and sexual health, especially as they relate to the developing world. Through fellowships, outreach, and symposia, and in collaboration with grass-roots domestic and foreign partners, we promote gender equality for its own sake, as well as the mental and physical health of both sexes.

Programs: The Arusha Project operates three programs: (1) Arusha Project Abroad, whereby we place California university students and recent graduates with Tanzanian non-governmental organizations committed to HIV/AIDS-relief and equal genders. Our partners include district hospitals, palliative care centers, support groups of men and women living with HIV/AIDS and outreach programs that encourage voluntary counseling and testing. The Project provides outreach in the form of discussions, theatre, music and sports. (2) The Permaculture Project, whereby we teach agricultural best practices to our community partners--most of whom are subsistence farmers and rely on the productivity of their own gardens. Our method is bio-intensive process that produces sustainable yields as much as four times the U.S. average. Food from our 4,000 square foot mini-farm is distributed to clients year-round.

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