Mambo/Sunga is a district in the Usambara Mountains in Tanzania. The area has about 20,000 inhabitants, spread over eight villages. Around 50% of the inhabitants is younger than 12 years old. Anno 2020, development is still essential at all levels and in almost every aspect. The majority of the people is living of agriculture. There is insufficient clean drinking water, poor education, poor health care and a lack of infrastructure.


MamboSteunPunt was founded in 2010. It is a Dutch foundation striving to contribute to the development of Mambo area by arranging funding for local projects.

MamboSteunPunt’s goal is to enhance the quality of life for people living in the area of Mambo. Not by aid, but by trade, education, transfer of knowledge and capacity building.

In order to reach this goal we support JamiiSawa, a local Tanzanian foundation, by capacity building and funding. JamiiSawa serves as a platform and assists local people to take up their responsibilities and work together as a community, in order to outgrow poverty. JamiiSawa is active on a day to day basis in the projects we fund.

Another partner is MamboViewPoint ecolodge. Herman Erdtsieck and Marion Neidt started this lodge in 2009, which serves as an economic base for local development in Mambo.

MamboSteunPunt is ANBI registered, which means as much of the funding as possible is invested in the projects and we meet up to the administrative duties of an ANBI foundation. This also means that donations to MamboSteunPunt are tax-deductable in the Netherlands

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JamiiSawa is a local Tanzanian foundation, active on a day to day basis in Mambo in the projects we fund. www.jamiisawa.org

MamboViewPoint is an ecolodge located in Mambo, that strives for development in the area. The lodge shares our vision and mission and forms the base for JamiiSawa and our volunteers. www.mamboviewpoint.org