Welcome to the web site of the Africa Rural Sustainable Development Association. ARSDA is a registered charity of volunteer members working with local communities in Tanzania to initiate and deliver development projects that promote education, environmental conservation, health and sustainable agriculture. ARSDA is a non-profit making, non political and non denominational NGO registered in 2006, that operates in Mbeya and Mbozi in S.W Tanzania near the Malawi and Zambia border. A further ARSDA office operates in Kigoma in the West of the country on the shores of Lake Tanganyika. ARSDA was founded and is managed by local Tanzanians who understand the real difficulties caused by poverty, under investment, poor education and lack of opportunity in rural Africa. Our organization seeks to promote local projects in community development for social and environmental improvement, to educate, empower communities and reduce poverty.