MLASEO Nursery is located in Mlandizi, close to Tanzania’s largest city, Dar es Salaam. The town suffers from underperforming schools, so the community is seeking to develop good quality schools of their own. The community established a nursery and approached COCO for assistance after difficulties in making the nursery financially secure. The nursery now has a safe building, composting toilets, and a school garden to provide food and income. There are currently 41 children in the nursery and 2 teachers at MLASEO Nursery.
This year COCO invested in the community, providing sustainable agriculture training and small loans to parents and caregivers of children in the nursery. This means that parents will be able to afford to pay small contributions to sustain the nursery, as well as being able to better provide for their families - affording healthcare, food and school uniforms. COCO hopes to build a fence at MLASEO Nursery, to increase security on the site.