The Small Things has always been focused on empowering community members to solve their own problems in a sustainable way, and keeping the children in our care deeply embedded in their community. For that reason, 100% of our permanent program staff are Tanzanian, and most grew up in this very village! “Mzungu” (foreign) staff and volunteers serve as a support system for the local team – mobilizing support worldwide, lending expertise where we can, and learning from the community as we go.
We also have several staff working for the Families and Futures Coalition of Tanzania (FFCT), which is currently a project of The Small Things. You can see our FFCT staff here.