Tanzania, officially known as the United Republic of Tanzania, is an east African country, bordered by Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Zambia, Malawi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and Mozambique. Tanzania is one of the poorest countries in the world, and the majority of its citizens live below the international benchmark of poverty. Poverty in Tanzania is measured by the consumption of goods and services in a household or by an individual; people are considered poor if their overall consumption is less than the national poverty benchmark. Although consumption in this case includes all produced and bought goods such as food, household appliances, and personal care products, not all services paid for are included in the calculations, like health care bills, education costs, and ...

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