upendo – Association for the Promotion of Development Projects in Africa e.V.

Upendo means love. It is Kiswahili, and we named our organisation after this word. upendo promotes development projects at community level in Africa, particularly in Tanzania, through which local people want to help their fellow countrymen out of poverty and backwardness.
The project managers are familiar with the culture of their fellow human beings so that they can bring about fundamental changes that are also accepted by the population. During his 30 years of project work in Tanzania, Dr Fred Heimbach has repeatedly visited development projects and built up a large network of local leaders from development projects and national politics.

With the help of the friends of upendo and various foundations, companies and the BMZ (German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development), upendo supports the projects of our Tanzanian partner organisations.


upendo supports ideational and financial the projects of ECLAT foundation in Tansania.


About us

Dr. Fred Heimbach initiated the foundation of upendo.



The articles of association describe the objectives of upend (only german).



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