Tanzania Life Project


Minnesota Ties to Tanzanian Water Projects Span Generations

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The Minneapolis Star Tribune featured Tanzania Life Project in an article on October 13, 2023 about the co-founders’ generations of family members, donors and volunteers working to continue the great work of TLP.

Impact of Clean Water on Healthcare

The importance of clean water to the health and well-being of vulnerable populations.

Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM)

MHM education in schools is of utmost importance because it can help break the stigma around menstruation and promote gender equality. In rural Tanzanian villages menstruation is often considered a private matter and spoken of in hushed tones. By educating students (both girls and boys) about periods, we can ensure that girls do not face discrimination and shame due to menstruation. Teaching girls how to manage their periods allows them equal opportunity to education as they will no longer need to stay home from school for days each month.


Improved latrines are essential for promoting public health and preventing the spread of disease. Poor sanitation, including the lack of proper latrines, can lead to the contamination of water sources, which can cause waterborne diseases such as cholera, typhoid, and dysentery. In addition to water projects, TLP works with villagers to make sure they are improving their health standards by using improved latrines and practicing good hygiene behaviors like hand washing and solid waste management.

TLP-USA Co-Founders

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The local television station in Maple Grove, MN interviewed co-founders of TLP-USA Jim and Katie Vanderheyden December 15, 2008.

TLP-T Co-Founders

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This interview occurred at St Gerard’s Parish in Brooklyn Park, MN on September 12, 2010 after a presentation given by Ben Mlula and Vincent Chiwamba, co-founders of TLP-T, during their visit to the United States to promote the work of Tanzania Life Project.
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Tanzania Life Project

1905 Wayzata Blvd E, Suite 100

Wayzata, MN 55391


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P.O. Box 1282

Dodoma, Tanzania