Crowd2Map Tanzania is an entirely volunteer crowdsourced mapping project putting rural Tanzania on the map. Since 2015, we have been adding schools, hospitals, roads, buildings and villages to OpenStreetMap with the help of volunteers worldwide and on the ground in Tanzania.

Some of our volunteer mappers in Tanzania explain why they need maps.

This short film explores how maps help FGM activists like
Rhobi Samwelly and the Hope team protect girls from being cut. 

There is almost always time pressure to reach girls in villages as we are often made aware at night that cutting is due to take place with just hours to spare. Finding remote villages in Tanzania can be extremely difficult as rural areas have not, historically, been sufficiently mapped.

We’ve been mapping rural Tanzania since 2015 in order to help get girls out of danger and into safe houses before they can be cut.