About Us

We believe in the right to
  • enough food to eat
  • clean and safe water
  • a healthy environment
  • an education
  • equality
  • a bright future

How MVG started...

Mboni ya Vijana Group (MVG) was founded by Benedicto Hosea in 2012 to support the community in his home village of Zeze, Kasulu, Kigoma, Tanzania, where he has lived all his life.

MVG was registered as a Community Based Organisation in Kasulu on 23rd September 2014, with registration number 0057.

Benedicto is the son of subsistence farmers, a path he always expected to follow – but when an increase in poor land management lead to a sudden drop in harvests, life became much more difficult for the community, often not having enough to eat.

Benedicto got the brilliant opportunity to continue his education and learn about the consequences of land degradation. The experience opened his eyes in many ways, and he became more determined than ever to work for change and fight inequality. So, Benedicto started a group in Zeze, MVG (‘the eyes of the youth’) to put his vision into practice. His inspirational goal is to nurture the land back to production, invest in cash crops, create income-generating schemes that respect the environment, and encourage to stop using harmful practices such as the ‘slash and burn’ method.

What we do...

MVG now has various projects carrying out Benedicto’s vision – from empowering women through a microfinance scheme, community honey projects, school gardens to feed the students, climate education and training farmers on sustainable agricultural practices, planting trees to take climate action and restore our land, entrepreneurship training, to installing water pumps in schools and communities!

Our work centres around four primary areas: 

You can find out more about our work in these areas on our pages (and keep up to date on our News page!).

Benedicto is a local representative of the Tanzania Development Trust (TDT), and as such we work closely with TDT on various projects including getting access to clean and safe water and our tree planting project (you can purchase trees for us to plant from the shop on their website!).