Global Resource Alliance – Tanzania (GRA – Tz) is dedicated to bringing hope, joy and abundance to the Mara Region of Tanzania with simple, natural and affordable solutions to the challenges of poverty, hunger and disease.
GRA – Tz was registered in 2008 as an international NGO affiliated with Global Resource Alliance – USA (GRA – USA) to support community organizations in the Mara region of Tanzania. Two of GRA – USA’s board of directors, Lyn Hebenstreit (President, GRA-USA) and Tara Maria Blasco (Director, GRA – USA) also serve on GRA – Tz’s along with Tanzanian nationals Esther Mwita (Director, GRA – Tz)
and Saria Amillen (Director, VIFAFI: Victoria Farming and Fishing Cooperative).
GRA – Tz was originally founded to import drilling equipment and hire staff for drilling boreholes. Major grants from GRA – USA, Gorta (Freedom From Hunger Council of Ireland), WeForest & Deloitte Belgium, Fair Water and the Ferguson Foundation have allowed GRA – Tz to expand into a full range of programs including permaculture, herbal remedies, orphans support and solar cooking.