Tanzania Life Project


Empowering Life Through Sustainable Clean Water

We believe the key to sustainable change is a holistic approach to improving the quality of life, which begins with clean water. We partner with village leaders to develop and execute a successful plan to provide water to that village. We then work with a local civil engineer to create the best approach. Village volunteers collaborate to dig miles of trenches from the water source to the pump house and water distribution points located around the village. The process takes roughly 12 months, and an average project requires $250,000 to $280,000 for full funding.

Clean water provides improved quality of health, reduction in water-borne illnesses, and cleaner food sources. We work with local teams to assess the land, dig trenches, dig the bore hole, lay piping, construct the holding tank, and maintain the well.

Tanzania Life Project (USA) is based in Wayzata, Minnesota and partners with Tanzania Life Project (T) which is based in Ipagala, Tanzania near the capital city of Dodoma (see above).

TLP (USA) is run by a Leadership Team comprised of the Board of Directors Officers. The biography of each Board member is listed here: Board of Directors – TLP (USA).

TLP (T) is run by Executive Director, Ben Mlula who is supported by Ramadhan Ndahagora, Burhani Mustapha and Agnes Mlula. Their biographies are listed below under Field Staff. TLP (T) also has a local Board of Directors to support them in their work. The biography of each Board member is listed here: Board of Directors TLP (T).

In September of each year, a team of people from the USA travels to Tanzania for face-to-face meetings and discussions with the TLP (T) NGO staff and also to visit/monitor the progress in the villages. This is a valuable trip to ensure coordination and alignment between the organizations to achieve our mutual goals.


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.


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Tanzania Life Project

1905 Wayzata Blvd E, Suite 100

Wayzata, MN 55391


Tanzania Life Project (T)

P.O. Box 1282

Dodoma, Tanzania