Where we work

Our activities are situated in the City of Arusha in Northern Tanzania.

Why Arusha?

High rural poverty levels in the Arusha region has seen thousands of people migrating to Arusha city in search of better living conditions and jobs with the city’s developing tourist trade.  The impact of this is an increase in the city’s urban slum population (Tanzania has the third highest slum growth rate in Africa); the effects of which are poor living conditions, basic amenities and access to services such as education.

Arusha also has a high concentration of orphans and vulnerable children.  Mainly due to the HIV/AIDS epidemic but also due to other factors generated through poverty.  Shika’s programmes are run from offices in Ngarenaro, a low income area in the centre of Arusha.  Many of our beneficiaries live here or in the surrounding areas.