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Snapshot of Tanzania


mothers die from pregnancy related causes per 100,000 births


of people live below the poverty line


lack access to improved sanitation

Agnes Hotay

Letter from Compassion Tanzania Country Director Agnes Hotay

Dear Sponsor, Greetings in the name of Jesus. I am Agnes Hotay; I have been the Country Director of Compassion Tanzania for the last three years, but I joined the ministry 14 years ago. I have been married for 15 years and my husband and I are blessed with three children: Hannah (13), Joshua (10), and Caleb (5). My best moments are during praising and worshiping God. I love singing, especially leading worship songs.

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Ombaja’s Wise Investment

Ombaja never met his father, who died before he was born. When he was just two years old, his mother died, and he has no memory of her, either. Like other orphaned children in his village, he was left to live with his grandmother. His future looked dire.

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Prayer requests for Tanzania

  • Thank God for the screening and registration that was done in April and all the new child development centres that launched. Pray that they will quickly establish themselves as places of learning, safety and support for the children and their families. Pray that the partnerships between the local churches and Compassion Tanzania will be long and fruitful.
  • Pray for the bereaved parents and families who lost their loved ones, 32 primary school pupils, two teachers and one driver, who died in Arusha through a minibus accident when they were travelling to a neighbouring school in Karatu town for a joint-schools examination. Pray for God’s peace and comfort to be on those families, and for the local church to provide much-needed support.
  • Please pray for Compassion staff as they travel to different places in the country for facilitation and other ministry assignments, especially for partnership facilitators who travel a lot, that God may protect and keep them safe, especially against road accidents during this heavy rain season.
  • Please pray for Form Six students who have recently completed their examinations; ask that God will be with them as they wait for results and placement for further education.