The average family income in rural Tanzania is roughly US $200 per year, while average secondary school and boarding school fees are $500. Over 90% of families cannot afford boarding schools, but they can pay $20 per year to send their child to an affordable school like Mungere Secondary.
Tanzania is suffering from a shortage of teachers and schools, and children living in rural areas must travel long distances or attend expensive boarding schools. Red Sweater Project operates schools within villages, providing education and health services within the community.
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