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KINNAPA received initial funding in 1994 from NOVIB, who remained the major donor until 2010, From then on, KINNAPA continued to receive funding from several other donor agencies including WATERAID, TROCAIRE, TRIAS , MS-TANZANIA (now ACTIONAID TANZANIA), CARE International , The foundation from Civil Society, Bernard van Leer Foundation , Banyan Tree Foundation , AFRICARE, MISEREOR and WATERCAN.

During the last 20 years KINNAPA has implemented a wide range of Projects to address felt needs of its constituency in the areas of Gender and Children affairs particularly early Childhood development (early stimulation for children from 0-8 years age), Women Socio-economic Empowerment, food Security for the Akie (most vulnerable community living in Kiteto), Water, Hygiene and Sanitation, Environmental Management , Advocacy on Education and Health Improvement, Good governance, Land Rights and many others.


KINNAPA is a member of various networks and coalitions whose goals are similar to KINNAPA’s. Such networks include the following ; Pastoralist Indigenous Non-Governmental Organizations’ Forum (PINGOs Forum), Tanzania Education Network/ Mtandao wa Elimu Tanzania (TEN/MET), Tanzania Early Childhood Development Network (TECDEN), Manyara Civil Societies Network (MACSNET) and Kiteto Civil Societies Forum (KCS Forum).

To efficiently serve the Community, KINNAPA works in collaboration with International Community , Local Government Authorities, Central Government, Beneficiary Communities and like – minded NGOs.