Introducing myself and my journal: THE THREATS OF MATERNAL DEATH IN RURAL TANZANIA

Posted March 1, 2009 from Tanzania

About Me: I am a sociologist and a researcher who have real experience about women and children problems in Tanzania.I will be very happy if my voice will be heard to other people around the world to represent the pain and bitter voices of women from my home community.Tanzania is among the poor countrie in africa,and I am sure you will agree with me that the symbols of poverty to any country will easly be seen by just looking the living conditions of women and children.My dear colleage we need to do something to these women lets give them the chance to speak and change.I will never be happy until my dreams of empowering women will be done at least in 57%.I am a potential person with capability to plan and implement ways that will help the maginalised societies to be heard and problems to be solved.Please give me the opportunity.

My Passions: i wish to join the voice group and encourage more people to join the group.

My Challenges: to join maginalized people in rural areas where communications means are not yet created cr

My Vision for the Future: to join efforts together so that we can archieve our common goals

My Areas of Expertise: Reseach,community issues and community development.

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  • JaniceW
    May 21, 2009
    May 21, 2009

    We are so happy to have you join our PulseWire community. Here, feel free to raise your voice to bring awareness to the issues that face women and children in Tanzania every day. You will find much support and I look forward to reading about your passions, ideas, concerns and dreams. If there is anything I can help you with or if you have any particular interests, please let me know and I will try to steer you in the right direction. I hope that you will find this to be a positive experience.

    To get started, you can share your ideas and dreams by writing in your journal, reading other member's journals and offering comments, and joining groups to participate in the discussions. Our group directory ( is full of amazing voices who have come together around a single topic or interest.

    I would also like to draw your attention to the journal entry found at, which might be of interest to you. It talks about a Nottingham University project in the U.K. has turned banana waste into an efficient fuel source. The emphasis of the project was on developing a simple technology that can be used in developing countries without the need for a large financial outlay. The fuel bricks are made by hand without needing any mechanical equipment.

    As you know, gathering wood for fuel is a time consuming job, mainly done by women who sometimes have to walk over six hours a day to get firewood. They are hoping that this banana fuel might help reduce dependence on wood as an energy source across Africa. They say that they are happy to give the idea away for free and are encouraging people who want to use the idea to get in touch.

    I look forward to reading more from you and I know that you will find PulseWire to be engaging, inspiring and thought-provoking. Janice PulseWire Community Director

    May 21, 2009
    May 21, 2009

    Many places in Tanzania particularly in the rural areas still facing the problem of water shortage.Normaly in Tanzania almost all the domestic works and economic are all done by women.Women here are supposed to walk more than 8 hours to fetch water and carry the water on their heads using small bunkets.The same women who are supposed to do all other family activities and sometimes economic ativities so as to earn income for life expenses.

    This problem affects educational development,health development and other problems to women and children who always support their mothers.The drop out of children from schools simply becouse they have no time to fetch water and attend the schools at the same hours.We are supposed to rise our voices to the Pulse Wire and speak out about this chronic problem.

    I am very hapy to hear about the simple technology of waste bananas to be a fuel sourse,this is a very good news to my country then we have to know how we can just rise awareness about this issue. Thankyou very much for your support knowing that I am still new in Pulse Wire. Thankyou very much.