The Chamwino District in the region of Dodoma is highly affected by drought, low income, and poor food production and food security levels. The Saemaul Zero Hunger Communities Project, which targets the three villages of Fufu, Suli, and Chiboli, is a World Food Programme pilot project that is funded by the Government of the Republic of Korea and implemented in partnership with regional government authorities and Good Neighbors International (2014-2016, USD 3 million).
Under the monitoring and supervision of KOICA, the project will directly benefit over 12,000 villagers with increased access to improved water sources, household food security, nutrition, income status, development opportunities, and strengthened community-based infrastructure among vulnerable communities.
Saemaul Zero Hunger Communities Project is based on the Saemaul Undong, or New village Movement, model of development that is credited with Republic of Korea’s rapid economic development in the 1970s, transforming it from a developing to a developed country. This project is guided by the National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty (MKUKUTA for the mainland) and the Agriculture Sector Development Strategy (ASDS) of Tanzania.