Providing quality and sustainable housing
for poverty stricken communities
in Tanzania


Bibi Glory

After returning to Tanzania from an eighteen month break in England, it wasn't long before Zac was able to find the next project. With great help from Adam, Zac was introduced to Bibi Glory. It was clear that she needed help right away. Living in extremely poor housing conditions, with three grandchildren to look after and no access to proper sanitation, it was an easy decision to make this our first project of 2016. Read more...

Project Hygienics

To provide families living alongside poor sanitary conditions, with better facilities and a simple education on how to stop the spread of disease. Read more...

Bibi Mwanasifa

Bibi Mwanasifa is a 92 year old woman living in the village of Monduli Chini, approximately 45km's outside of Arusha. After losing all of her children to HIV/AIDS, she now relies on her grand-children to help her survive. She is in desperate need of new living conditions. Read more...

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Watch how Zac built the first house for Mama Mary

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The House that Zac Built

The House that Zac Built is a registered Charity (no. 1152484) in the United Kingdom aimed at providing quality and sustainable housing for poverty stricken communities in rural Tanzania.
After volunteering in Arusha, Tanzania 2011, founder Zachariah Lanza decided to take it upon himself to change the lives of a very poor family of eight, living in Uswahilini, a slum on the outskirts of Arusha. After nearly two years of work overseas, fundraising and commitment to the cause, Zac finally completed the build in early 2013. Now completed, Mama Mary and her children are able to enjoy a spacious three roomed house, outdoor toilet and vegetable garden. 

After the completion of the project, Zac has decided to engage further with local communities in Arusha to provide similar opportunities to those most in need. Zac has now teamed up with close friend Max Martin, who has recently returned from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, where he worked for a local NGO dealing with community development. 

Both Zac and Max want to use their experience of social development and commitment to improving the lives of those less fortunate.