Almost-Accredited Members are organisations that are doing important work, and are operating effectively and efficiently, but are not quite meeting all of our Accreditation criteria.  They are organisations that Molly's Network's Assessment Panel believes have the necessary potential and attitude to meet Accreditation criteria in 6-12 months.  During their post-assessment debrief Molly's Network highlights the areas that have prevented them from reaching Accreditation, and support them to plan how they might address these areas.  Once these organisations can demonstrate to the Assessment Panel with the necessary evidence that they have met their outstanding criteria, the Assessment Panel will decide if they are happy to reclassify them as 'Accredited'.

We are happy to provide a reference for these organisations and further information on our experience working with them.  (Find out what characteristics Accredited Members have here).

Equality for Growth

Initial Assessment: March 2015

Location: Dar es Salaam

Equality for Growth (EfG) work with marginalised groups, focusing mainly on women in the informal sector. Their main focus is to support women in the informal sector enjoy the same benefits as those in the formal sector: for example, supporting them to play leadership roles in politics; or increase their income by supporting them to join social security funds. 

EfG also support marginalised groups with legal support services free of charge, for example around issues of inheritance. This can be for men or women. (The Executive Director is a lawyer by profession). This year they are planning to scale up to eight new regions due to a DfID sponsored project. They have reached more than 15,453 beneficiaries with their services. 

Mtwara Society Against Poverty

Initial Assessment: November 2015

Location: Mtwara

MSOAPO’s vision is to see poverty reduction and sustainable development in Mtwara by 2020. Their goal is to
ensure a higher quality of life and social wellbeing amongst disadvantaged groups in Mtwara, which involves
having a healthier community, with proper sanitation and improved environmental health.

MSOAPO has two main donors which are Swiss Aid and SIDA. They run various projects like a vegetable project which advises communities on how to grow vegetables and sell them. They have built a women centre in Newala where females are conducting various poverty reduction activities. In terms of health, the organization is doing a lot on maternity related trainings and transmittable diseases. In education, they are implementing projects to support children whose parents are not capable of supporting them by providing school materials such as books and pens.

Nipe Fagio

Initial Assessment: May 2016

Location: Dar es Salaam

Nipe Fagio was established in 2013 with a vision of a Cleaner, Healthier and Safer City. They believe that the success of their vision lies in the heart and will of every individual, group or organization prepared to take action. Their goal is to raise awareness in Dar es Salaam about proper waste management.

Nipe Fagio's main area of focus is on environment, health and education. Their crosscutting outreach activities target men, women and children. The Youth Ambassador Program focuses on youth capacity building and income generation. Environmental sanitation focuses on solid waste, liquid waste, storm water drains and awareness raising. Nipe Fagio has been funded by GIZ, ISWA, US Embassy and SATZ.

Paralegal Aid Centre Shinyanga (PACESHI)

Initial Assessment: August 2016

Location: Shinyanga

PACESHI is an NGO geared towards promoting and protecting human rights, especially those of women and children. The organisation envisages a just society that recognises, observes and respects the rights of women and children. PACESHI has been operating in Tanzania, especially in the Shinyanga region since 1996. From 1996 through to 2005 the organisation was designing and implementing its access to justice initiatives under the auspices of Women Legal Aid Centre (WLAC).

The organisation has been able to implement a number of activities with financial support from a number of sources including: Women Legal Aid Centre; Care International; Tanzania Commission of Aids; Regional Facilitating Agency (RFA); Shinyanga Municipal Council; the Foundation for Civil Society; Legal Services Facility (LSF) and Save the Children.

Wake Up and Support Others Organisation (WASO)

Initial Assessment: November 2016

Location: Dar es Salaam

WASO is an NGO that acts to guide and support access to friendly health services. The organisation primarily focuses on key and vulnerable populations’ rights to access health services. Initially, the organisation started operations as a Community Based Organisation in 2009 and thereafter was registered in 2015 as an NGO.  

WASO is headquartered in Dar es Salaam with a branch in Tunduma, Mbeya. The organisation’s commitment is to promote, support and advocate for dignity and the rights to access health services for all human beings irrespective of gender, age and or sexual orientation. The main target groups for the advocacy include key and vulnerable populations (KVPs) so as to have all forms of stigma and discrimination eliminated.

WASO has successfully partnered with USAID, JHIPIEGO and Elton John’s Foundation to run different projects including the SAUTI project which focuses on the provision of bio medical services, as well as the provision of social behaviour change and communication for KVPs.

Enhancing Access to Health for Poverty Reduction in Tanzania (EAHP)

Initial Assessment : November 2016

Location: Mwanza

EAHP envisions Tanzania with empowered communities: women and girls, men and boys with the full potential to access health as a public commodity. EAHP would like to create enabling policies and a supportive environment to improve equity in access to quality health services. Its aim is to see the health of disadvantaged communities and people living in hard to reach places be protected; this is to facilitate improved livelihoods leading to poverty reduction at the individual, household and community level.

The idea originated when Ms Edna Kingazi Matasha, a Tanzanian State Registered Midwife was doing her Masters studies in 1999 and started by establishing nursing homes to offer Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health services and community referral support in Mwanza city. With founder member contributions and community mobilization, EAHP has successfully implemented Msichana Amka "Girls Awake" and “Haki Afya” projects and has partnered with the Mkapa Foundation to implement an integrated community based HIV/AIDS project in Shinyanga and Kagera.