About Us

To create real impact in the lives of women and communities.

Our Story

In early 2019, a powerful vision was born when two remarkable women, Eva and Joyce, came together to establish Lifted Strong Community Organization (LISCO). Witnessing the pressing need for education, empowerment, and advocacy among women in the Arusha region, they took a bold stand to challenge the status quo.

Living in a male-dominated community, Eva and Joyce recognized the urgent necessity to change the narratives surrounding women and break free from restrictive gender roles that have held them back for far too long. Both Eva and Joyce, united by their passion and experience in NGO work, shared an unwavering commitment to inspire, enrich, and uplift the economic and social development of Tanzania.

At the heart of Lifted Strong beats a resolute mission: to create real impact in the lives of women and communities, transcending mere financial success. The words of Michelle Obama echo their ethos, reminding us that true success lies in the difference we make in people’s lives.

As a part of Lifted Strong, you become a force for change, a catalyst for progress, and a champion of empowerment. Together, let’s shatter barriers, ignite dreams, and pave the way for a brighter future. Join us in this transformative journey, as we redefine possibilities and leave an indelible mark on the lives of Tanzanian women

Our Values

At our NGO, we embody the core values of Equality, Integrity, Teamwork, Leadership, Innovation, and Humility.

By joining us, you become an integral part of a passionate community that seeks to create a positive impact.

Our Mission

At our core, we are driven by the mission to advocate for and support women from Tanzania who have endured unimaginable hardships. From battling HIV and domestic violence to facing poverty and poor health, these resilient women deserve a chance at a better life.

Our commitment is unwavering – we are dedicated to lifting them from these challenging circumstances through our comprehensive 12-month education program. This transformative initiative focuses on empowering them with essential skills, including basic English, health education, and business training. But our approach doesn’t end there. 

We firmly believe in the power of community outreach to effect lasting change. Through our outreach initiatives, we actively engage with local communities, raising awareness about the unique challenges these women face. By fostering understanding and support, we amplify the impact of our mission and cultivate a network of allies in their journey to empowerment.

JOYCE BEDA - Founder

Additionally, we recognize that access to healthcare is crucial. That’s why our medical outreach program is an integral part of our efforts. We ensure that the women we serve have access to essential medical services, including testing, treatment, and ongoing support for those affected by HIV. By combining education, community outreach, and medical support, we aim to enhance the overall well-being and self-confidence of these resilient women. Our mission is to empower them to become self-reliant and capable of creating positive change within their communities.

We firmly believe that empowering women is not only vital for their well-being but also for building a thriving and inclusive society. With the dedication of our team and the unwavering support of compassionate individuals like you, we strive to uplift these women and create a brighter, more equitable future for all.