2013 marks another remarkable year for The Mango Tree. Now over ten years old, I proudly watch as our work develops and grows. Resilient new livelihood projects begin to bear fruit, and many orphans are now succeeding, both academically and in their wider lives. As you will read in our report - many are now starting to give back to their communities in so many different ways.

Although the world still remains a very challenging place in which to fundraise, we will continue to support a whole range of exciting new projects next year that will promote orphan girls' education, build greater household resilience and help to protect the environment through better local resource management.

Through our legacy of two new educational institutions - one that has already been built in Tanzania, and another which we hope to start in 2014, we will create a platform from which so many more disadvantaged young people will receive a good quality education and training for an altogether brighter future.

The achievements that you will read about in this report, would not have been possible without the efforts of our committed supporters, the generosity of thousands of individuals and the commitment of all of The Mango Treestaff, volunteers and local people. Thank you so much.

In 2014 we will continue to help improve peoples' lives by supporting their own ideas, and increasingly, we will
look to hand over power to local people so that they themselves can support the most vulnerable members of their communities. In some villages this is happening already.

At our annual strategic planning workshop in April, the Tanzanian Director, Andilile Ibrahim, proposed some
exciting strategic changes in the way we operate in Tanzania. TMT Tanzania plan to start delivering their
secondary and tertiary education programme, as well as their livelihoods programme, through the Kyela
Polytechnic College. This would mean the development of an agricultural training department, and the facilitation of a whole range of new community managed village projects which would build local capacity and reduce beneficiary dependency. We hope you will help us to rise to the challenge.

To view the full Annual Report, click here.