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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1 Corinthians 10:13 No trial has overtaken you that is not faced by others. And God is faithful: He will not let you be tried beyond what you are able to bear, but with the trial will also provide a way out so that you may be able to endure it.