Pemba Island often referred to as the

Green Island

This forgotten island, surrounded by the gentle Indian Ocean, is a place where time slows down

Pemba Island is situated off the coast of Tanzania in the Indian Ocean, approximately 50 kilometers north of Unguja, the main island of the Zanzibar Archipelago. Known as “The Green Island” due to its fertile lands and extensive clove plantations, Pemba is part of the semi-autonomous region of Zanzibar. It lies roughly 80 kilometers east of the mainland town of Tanga. Pemba’s relative isolation compared to Unguja has helped preserve its natural beauty and traditional Swahili culture. This strategic location not only makes it a serene getaway but also positions it as a crucial component of Zanzibar’s cultural and ecological landscape.

Despite its natural allure, Pemba Island faces significant socio-economic challenges. The local population struggles with limited access to basic amenities such as healthcare, education, and clean water. Infrastructure development lags, with many communities relying on traditional practices and limited resources to meet their daily needs. Preventable diseases remain prevalent, and educational facilities often lack the necessary materials and trained staff.

Efforts to support Pemba’s development are crucial. Charitable initiatives can make a substantial difference by funding healthcare projects, building and equipping schools, and providing clean water solutions. By contributing to these efforts, you can help improve the quality of life for Pemba’s residents, ensuring that the island’s future is as vibrant and resilient as its natural surroundings. Join us in empowering Pemba’s communities and preserving its unique beauty for generations to come.