Shortly after achieving independence from
Britain in the early 1960s, Tanganyika and
Zanzibar merged to form the nation of
Tanzania in 1964. One-party rule came to an
end in 1995 with the first democratic
elections held in the country since the 1970s.
Area: 945,087 sq. km, slightly more than
twice the size of California.
Population: 40,213,162 (2008 est.)
Big Heart for a Small World projects are all rooted in the
philosophy that where children are born should not
determine whether or not they live beyond age five, learn to
read and write or have enough food to eat.  With this view in
mind, every project is dedicated to promoting the health,
education and human dignity of people in the developing
world, particularly women and children
Big Heart for a Small World