The mission of Mater Dei USA(MDUSA) is to transform the lives of the poor, including elderly people and vulnerable children, by providing integrated family care and community based services to enable them to become self reliant and productive members of society, both economically and socially.

MDUSA is made up of dedicated individuals spread out around the world, all working together to help the people of Northeastern Tanzania. Learn more about our history, meet our staff, Board of Directors, and partners– without whom we could not do this important work!

MDUSA works in the following areas:



cat relief


cat development


cat education



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John 16:13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth. For he will not speak on his own authority, but will speak whatever he hears, and will tell you what is to come.