One of our key areas is the creation and facilitation of a network of coastal villages throughout Tanzania; a platform where challenges, experiences and solutions can be discussed and shared by communities. Our network currently has 8 member villages, on Unguja, Pemba and mainland Tanzania. Mwambao staff visit each member village at least every 6 months, and bring all members together once a year, to conduct educational, outreach and capacity-building activities in areas such as leadership, record keeping, cash handling, conflict resolution, communications and team building.
As part of our network activities, we produce a quarterly newsletter in Kiswahili that is distributed among members of our network. The newsletter contains success stories from our member villages, and acts to link communities who face similar challenges.