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WEEDO is focused on making an impact in the lives of girls and young women from mid-teens to early twenties. All the available health and socio-economic data indicates that this is the most critical time in the lives of young women. They are at their most vulnerable to financial and sexual exploitation – indicated high by rates of early marriage, teenage pregnancy, HIV and sexual domestic abuse. The girls at WEEDO each have their own stories which reflect many of the issues highlight in the data.  WEEDO is determined to meet the girls where they are and assist them in improving their lives. The following stories are just a few examples of the challenges but also the impact and potential that WEEDO can have in these young lives.

What the outcome would be if there was no intervention from WEEDO.

  • Sexual and physical abuse
  • Child labour /Modern day slavery
  • Emotional and psychological abuse
  • Runing away from home
  • Bad group influence
  • Prostitute
  • Unwanted pregnancy
  • Extremely poverty
  • HIV/AIDS infection
  • Consuming drugs and alcohol
  • Total dependency
  • Poor decision making and choices.


The intention is to provide these girls and young women with education, including on health, and vocational training to acquire entrepreneurship skills and knowledge. The aim is to provide the girls with genuine choice and agency in their own lives. As such we focus on creating platforms for experiential learning and mentorship and assist with the transition into further education, training, or vocational opportunities.

Since 2019, WEEDO is receiving a great number of applicants from different places of Tanzania. More than 70 applicants each year are interviewed by the organization to join the annual programs and due to limited number, the organization recruit only 24 to 30 girls each year. The total number of 90 girls have passed at WEEDO 2019 to 2022.

Out Of the 90 girls who completed the one-year programme in from 2019 to 2022; 36% are now working in paid employment in sectors such as tailoring, secretarial, kindergarten and as social worker or money transactions agents (i.e., selling mobile-phone airtime) and 40% are in the field-based learning practice (internships with companies).  The unemployment amongst this cohort of young women, without intervention, is close to 100%, which is what drives the young women into inappropriate relationships and abusive situations.

HERE is video of girl’s backgrounds and how they connected with WEEDO. Parents talk.

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