Community development is a fantastic opportunity to live in the heart of the Tanzanian village and be part of the life changing development work. The
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Volunteers in Tanzania are either accommodated in a volunteer house or a homestay with a host family. Volunteers can expect to share a room with one to five other volunteers
of the same gender and volunteer houses can accomodate up to 30 volunteers at onetime. Volunterrs in homestays can expect to be living
with atleast four other volunteers. Living is basic but the volunteer house and homestay have running water and electricity however, it is important to note that there are often power outages
which affect availability of water and power. Bedding is provided, however you will need to bring your own towel and toiletries. It is also recommended to bring a sleep bag for weekends away.
In the volunteer house, there is a cook who prepares meals for the volunteers and there is a security guard. The local team are laso available on a daily basis during the week and via phone over the weekend.
Tanzania cuisine varies across the country, owing to the difference in produce inland and along the coast.
The immigration of khoja indians has resulted in local dishes influenced by indian cuisine. Staple food in
Tanzania iclude rice, ugali (Maize porridge), chappati and coconut milk. Volunteers are serverd three meals per day
(breakfast, lunch and dinner). Breakfast generally consist of chai (tea), toast, fruit and mandazzi (deep fried doigh). Typicaly lunch can include meat and vegetables with rice and fruit, while dinner
usually sees traditional food, such as ugali and chapatti accompany the meat and vegetables. Meals are serverd at the
accomodation, however a packed luch can be provided upon request if your placement is due to finish after luch time. Bottled water is readily availale in Tanzania and volunteers should budget approximattely $5 per week for this (2 liters per day)