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That our Children, Girls and Women may 
Tariro pronounced [tar-i-ro] is an African Shona term meaning “Hope”  

Tariro is built on the  belief that investing in the capacity of women to access and use financial services will improve and sustain economic opportunities, reduce poverty, increase education opportunities for children, improve health outcomes and build economic resilient communities in a pandemic or not. 

Tariro will establish multi-service centers for women, girls, and children in densely populated communities, commencing in Lagos and gradually extending to other Nigerian states. 

Tariro Services

Financial Inclusion and Services
Tariros' financial inclusion services for women creates a pathway out of poverty. Through its bank accounts, enterprise loans and business support, Tariro promotes changes in value chains that empower and sustain impact in terms of employment, income generation and access to products and services.
Basic Healthcare Services
Access to healthcare is a right not a privilege, Tariro is lending credence to this by the provision of user friendly healthcare centers that support health workers, individuals and vulnerable communities to access high-quality and comprehensive basic health services.
Early Learning
Tariros learning centers caters to children aged 0-60 months while their mothers are at work. Through its unique curriculum, Tariro supports children with special needs and provides adequate learning, social development, nutrition and cognitive resources critical for their formative years.
Tariro recognizes nutrition as an influential factor in the growth and development of a child.Through its integrated model, Tariro provides interventions that produce great developmental outcomes, encourages, and prompts social and behavioral change in children.
Digital Services
Tariro leverages technology, partnerships and data science as a path to economic growth.
Social Protection
Through a solidarity network of women to women enterprises, Tariro works to reduce social and economic risk and vulnerability, and alleviate extreme poverty, inequality and deprivation. Through its interventions, Tariro also
provides psycho-social support for girls and women to reduce gender based and domestic violence.

Tariro Communities



We are working to transform the lives of the most vulnerable children, girls and women in the hardest to reach communities in Ghana.    



We are on ground across Nigeria, working with the most vulnerable children, girls, and women in communities where inequality is blatant.



In South Africa, we are providing unique responses to the health, psycho-social help,  education and protection services needs of children, girls and women.

Tariro Results and Learning

Tariro measures success not by numbers reached, but by our beneficiaries that are thriving. Through the customized  dashboard, Tariro uses an evaluation framework to conduct an on-track/off-track assessment, determine impact and maintain organizational accountability. 

Programme Structure

Tariro is hosted by the Centre for Health Sciences Training, Research and Development (CHESTRAD), a well-regarded health, social protection and development agency at country, continental and global levels. CHESTRAD  is a social enterprise that harnesses multi-sector evidence to sustainably finance and deliver global public goods. CHESTRAD has established credibility health systems strengthening, PHC approach, data use, community engagement, human resources, private sector partnership, and innovative financing as levers of universal access and well being. 

Tariro’s programme structure aligns with the overall organogram and corporate governance policies of Chestrad Global (Initiative Lead). Tariro is implemented by a stellar team of Nigerian institutions with proven track record of top notch performance and delivery in the specific service areas of Tariro. Access Tariro Programme Structure Here

Tariro Implementing Partners

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