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about us

The Olive Branch for Children (“TOBFC”) helps remote communities in Tanzania assess their primary needs and establishes programs that target the most vulnerable in those communities. We focus on community health care, HIV/AIDS prevention and care, early childhood education, food security, environmental issues, gender equality, and vulnerable children and women. The goal is to establish community-led programs that empower remote communities and generate models that can be replicated in communities throughout Tanzania and elsewhere.


The Olive Branch for Children (TOBFC) is an non-governmental organization founded in 2005 by Deborah McCracken. Today, TOBFC works in over 50 communities in Mbarali District in the Mbeya region of western Tanzania, providing the critical support necessary for these communities to work together, grow and flourish. TOBFC is committed to reducing poverty and enabling the future we want to see for our children and beyond.

TOBFC has over 80 staff members located in Tanzania, where decisions regarding annual programming are made.

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