ActionAid is a global movement of people working together to further human rights and defeat poverty for all.

What we do

We focus on the people that others forget. People in poverty. People who face discrimination. People whose voices are ignored.

We help people fight for the rights that they are denied. Simple things, like the right to eat. The right to stay on their land. To an education. To have a say in the decisions that shape their lives.

We’re not about giving handouts or telling people what to do, because in the long run we know that doesn’t work. Instead, we use our resources, influence and experience to help people find their own solutions.

We listen to what people really want and need. We help communities take action together to hold their governments to account, and we give local organisations our support where they need it. Together, we’re making a lasting difference.

AATZ understands and believes that sustainable change will come from citizen's/people living in poverty(men,women,girls,boys and youth)themselves.  

Our strategic objective is to work with the poor and marginaised communities so as to strengthen their capacity to advocate for international and national policies that promote their rights to a world without poverty. Our areas of work are:

  • agriculture and food security
  • land rights
  • governance-public and corporate accountabilit,
  •  education,  and women's rights. 


  • Women around the world are more likely to live in poverty - just because they are women. They have less access to land, education, income and decision-making – all of which keeps them poor.

  • ActionAid Tanzania's work on HIV/AIDS seeks to empower communities, especially the poor and excluded,and their organizations to addressn HIV prevention; advocate for access to treatment and improve access and availability of care and support for People Living with HIV/AIDS.

    HIV/AIDS Zanzibar
  • Fair and accountable government is crucial to ending poverty and promoting human rights in Tanzania.

    Voting in elections in Tanzania
  • Every day, one in eight people in the world goes to bed hungry. Yet the world produces more than enough food for everybody. 

    Young activists campagin against hunger in Tanzania
  • In Tanzania, ActionAid addresses the challenges in order to ensure access to quality education for all Tanzanians.