High Potential Members are organisations that are doing important work well, are committed and passionate about their cause, but are not quite achieving their full potential.  Typically these organisations have excellent programmes, but require further support in organisational systems and development.  To be classified by our Assessment Panel as a 'High Potential' member, the Assessment Panel needs to believe they will be able to achieve Accreditation within two years with support from Molly's Network.

High Potential Members assessed in November 2017

United Peasants Tanzania (UPT): UPT was established in 2000 and officially registered in 2001 by groups of small scale farmers, livestock keepers and entrepreneurs with the common objective of liberating themselves from poverty. The organization’s overall vision is to see a community that is emancipated from poverty. Its objectives are to promote the improvement of agricultural and livestock production in a sustainable way; engage the farmer community to participate in each stage of its development and link small scale farmers to the market.

Mtwara Society Against Poverty (MSOAPO): 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.

Kikundi Mwavuli Masasi’s (KIMAS): KIMAS's mission is to build the capacity of poor and marginalised groups of women, children, youth and men and support them to realize their socio-economic rights. The organisation’s goal is for the communities of Mtwara and Lindi to have improved living standards.

High Potential Members assessed in April 2017

Haki Rasilimali: HakiRasilimali envisages that the extractive industries -oil, gas and mineral resource extraction - contribute to equitable and sustainable national development. Its strategic objectives are: (i) to generate and share knowledge among stakeholders as a means to broaden their understanding of the sector in Tanzania; (ii) to advocate for effective formulation and reforms on policies and laws which govern the extractive industries in Tanzania; (iii) to organise and mobilize community voices to influence decisions over the extractive investment in Tanzania; (iv) to contribute to enhanced extractive revenue management at subnational and National levels and (v) to strengthen Haki Rasilimali governance and coordination.

Madrasa Early Childhood Programme Zanzibar (MECP): MECP promotes early childhood development to the poor marginalised areas. Its vision is a society in which children are knowledgeable, healthy, active and happy. Its mission is to promote community based, cultural, relevant and pluralistic development for the underprivileged Muslim community. The organization facilitates courses, seminars, study groups and other suitable cultural activities for both adults and children. It works with communities and parents to establish preschools and produces ECD periodicals, books and leaflets. Furthermore, the organisation provides consultancy services in matters of education and education administration whilst also training and mentoring teachers in ECD.

High Potential Members assessed in November 2016

New Hope New Winners Foundation (NHNW): NHNW Foundation’s vision is a country where children, youth and the elderly have a prosperous life full of new hope and are change agents in their respective communities. The goal of the NHNW Foundation is to contribute to the empowerment of children and young people; support poverty reduction interventions in rural, remote and semi-urban communities and provide service delivery so as to enhance their economic and social well-being.

Stay Awake Network Activities (SANA): SANA exists to reduce HIV/AIDS in the key population (KP) community by using a human centered approach. SANA was established in 2008 because the core founders were witnessing their community dying because of HIV/AIDS, compounded by the difficulty in accessing health services for sexual minorities. SANA’s mission is geared towards utilising a human-rights based approach to improve the health of key and general populations in Tanzania.

High Potential Members assessed in September 2016


Paralegal Aid Centre Shinyanga (PACESHI): 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).

Fadhili Teens Tanzania (FTT): FTT was established and developed in November 2006, with a vision to increase the access and quality of education for marginalised teens and youth in Tanzania. Fadhili works to develop a strong life foundation for teenagers and youth by providing them with additional education and empowering them to believe that they are their own champions of human rights and democracy.

Lindi Women’s Paralegal Aid Centre (LIWOPAC): LIWOPAC was founded in August 2001 and exists to empower marginalised women and children in the Lindi region through provision of legal aid services, training and advocacy. LIWOPAC also undertakes research on relevant issues to support its programmes.

Priority for Entrepreneurship Network Tanzania (PEN Tanzania): PEN Tanzania was established and registered in 2009 with a vision to see a well-educated and a learned society determined to improve the spheres of life. PEN Tanzania provides entrepreneurship knowledge to youths, women and community members. It also trains and ensures the organised provision of ICT training to students and teachers and collaboratively works with the government, public and private institutions and likeminded organisations in the matters of community concern and interest.

Kibondo Paralegal Foundation (KIPAFO): KIPAFO's overall goal is to increase access to justice and human rights to the poor and marginalised communities and ensure they are protected and promoted via capacity strengthening of legal aid providers. The organisation improves coordination and harmonisation of legal aid provision and increases organisational capacity and sustainability.

Wonder Workshop: was founded in 2005 by Paul Joynson-Hicks to support Tanzanians with disabilities in a sustainable way.  Now there are 30 employees, 25 of which live with a disability. They have been trained in welding, glass work, wood work, soap making, jewellery/bead making and paper making. The emphasis is on producing high quality products to sell in a competitive market place, (i.e. not to capitalise on the fact that the products were made by people with disabilities). 

High Potential Members assessed in November 2015

Community Support Initiatives Tanzania (COSITA): COSITA exists to improve the quality of life for pastoralists and smallholder farmers by working towards poverty alleviation. COSITA’s objective is to improve the quality of life for these communities through their involvement in development projects and sustainable resource management.

Faidika Wote Pamoja (FAWOPA): FAWOPA’s goal is to have a healthy and sustainable community in Mtwara through the provision of good health strategies, environmental awareness, behaviour change and participation in planned community development, as well as to monitor and evaluate government policies and regulations. FAWOPA’s mission is to encourage community members to fully participate in policy, programming, implementation and monitoring from the grassroots level.

Tanzania Life Improvement Association (TALIA):TALIA’s vision to develop a vibrant, self-reliant society and to ensure peoples’ livelihoods, particularly in rural areas are improved by 2025. TALIA assists the community in managing and utilizing local resources and disseminating information and knowledge through capacity building programs; partnerships; lobbying and advocacy for sustainable environmental management; agriculture; basic education; and health.

High Potential Members assessed in March 2015

Chesa: CHESA work with ‘key populations’, a term which refers to commercial sex-workers, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people (LGBT) and men who have sex with men (MSM). They have an excellent understanding of the needs that these key populations face and provide advocacy and health service support.

High Potential Members assessed in November 2014

Malaika Kids:  Malaika Kids supports orphans and the most vulnerable children through a relatives support programme, a short term house in Dar es Salaam, and a long term children's village on the outskirts of Dar es Salaam.

SWAUTA:  SWAUTA (“Raise their voices”) is a group supporting disabled women.  It was established as a result of the spate of albanism killings and tortures around 2012, and exists to support not only albino women, but also those with any other disability.  They are based in Dar es Salaam and Dodoma and see themselves as serving a dual purpose: 1) to advocate for the rights of disabled women, and 2) to support disabled women with income generation activities.

High Potential Members assessed in March 2014

Kigamboni Community Centre (KCC):  KCC were founded by a group of local young people who wanted to give children and youth in their community an improved start in life.  The centre operates many diverse activities, with the focus of recognising the talent and potential in each individual and nurturing it.

Tanzania Early Childhood Development Network (TECDEN):  TECDEN is a national umbrella of Early Childhood Development Organisations working in Tanzania to influence policies, programmes and practice related to Early Childhood Development (ECD) by sharing information, experiences and through these processes to generate knowledge and understanding on ECD.