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Economically, Tanzania is one of the world’s poorest countries. It ranked 170th out of 177 countries in terms of per capita GDP in 2004, with an average annual income per person of only US$674. (United Nations Development Program, Human Development Report, 2006)

Approximately 60% of the population lives on less than US$2 per day.

An estimated 1.4 million people in Tanzania are living with AIDS, and 1.1 million children are believed to be orphaned by AIDS. (UNAIDS)

Tanzania is a country of more than 150 distinct tribes but they transitioned from colonialism to a unified democracy with virtually no civil strife and remains today a very stable and peaceful country