TAHEA is a professional National Non-government organization founded in March, 1980. Registered under the Tanzania Society Ordinance; it was legally registered in 1980, October 14th, and later given the certificate of NGO compliance under NGO Act. TAHEA was founded by 17 members (Home Economists); membership has grown to over 1,000 professionals in Tanzania. The organization is based in Mwanza as a regional chapter and is autonomous in its function. The organization started with the intention of promoting Home Economics as a career and later its function was re-conceptualized in order to use its professional members in facilitating development processes to achieve its vision and mission. Vision: To see a society which is democratic and just, with improved living conditions, sufficient in food and a strong economic base.