Working with communities in Tanzania since 1975

Over the past 40 years Tanzania Development Trust has changed the lives of thousands of people in Tanzania’s poorest communities by helping provide clean water, agricultural support, education, solar power, healthcare, and new and improved livelihoods.
Can you help us make a difference for even more people?

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Current Appeals

In addition to donating to Tanzania Development Trust’s general work, you can help in the following specific ‘campaigns’, each of which has its own dedicated fund raising page:

Girls’ Hostels

Building hostels for girls in secondary schools is an essential tool in combatting issues that prevent many girls from completing secondary education. At an individual level, this enhances girls’ life opportunities, And it is good for Tanzania as a whole, since educating girls benefits society more broadly.

DONATE to help us give more girls a safe place to live and study
Learn more about Girls’ Hostels

Bringing clean water to Kigoma

Help bring clean water to villages, transforming lives of villagers who carry water very long distances, wasting hours every day, and combatting health problems associated with often having to take water from muddy ponds shared with animals.

Tanzania Development Trust’s local rep in Kigoma, Benedicto Hosea and his team, has successfully hand drilled over 15 boreholes and constructed simple rope pumps that can easily be repaired by the villagers.  You can help extend this low-cost, effective solution to more villages:
DONATE to bring clean water to a village in Kigoma.
Learn more about this project

Join the fight against FGM

TDT has been active in the important fight against FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) and the wider campaign against forced early marriage and gender based violence (GBV) since 2014.

To donate:  http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/fgm-tanzania
More on TDT’s work in combatting FGM…

Latest News

  • Rhobi Samwelly group photo BTS Annual General Meeting 2019 - The 2019 Annual General Meeting of the Britain-Tanzania Society will be held on Saturday, 5th October at 2.00pm at St Mary-at-Hill Church, Lovat Lane, Eastcheap, London, EC3R 8EE. 
  • neema and rosie at film premiere copenhagen Tanzanian diaspora and friends of Tanzania Summer Event: Saturday, 27th July - You are warmly invited to Tanzanian diaspora and friends of Tanzania Summer Event with Tanzanian Fashions, Tanzanian Music and Tanzanian Food Saturday, 27th July from 1pm to 4pm at St Mary-at-Hill Church, Lovat Lane, Eastcheap, London, EC3R 8EE
  • virgin money giving logo TDT’s new Virgin Money Giving Accounts - TDT has opened new donation pages with Virgin Money Giving, enabling easy, low-cost donations to TDT's general funds, to support TDT campaigns for girls' hostels and water, or to contribute to the fight against FGM
  • Ruth Harvey and Dan Wells raised funds for Tanzania De3velopment Trust by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro Congratulations and thanks Ruth and Dan! - Tanzania Development Trust would like to thank Ruth Harvey and Dan Wells for fundraising for TDT through their Kilimanjaro climb. Friends, family and colleagues donated an amazing £2,041.
  • award winning TDT local reps Rhobi Samwelly and Benedicto Hosea Awards for two TDT Local Reps! - Congratulations to TDT local reps Rhobi Samwelly and Benedicto Hosea, who this week both received significant awards recognising their work.

 

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Girls’ Hostels

group of girls at hostel in tanzania

Girls’ Hostels is a priority area for TDT. Our grants to schools for hostels have a profound impact on girls’ education and wellbeing, and reduce drop-outs due to pregnancies.

Learn more, and how you can help give more girls a bright future…

Water Projects

elderly beneficiary of TDT water project

“I think this tank will add my days of living. I am able to get enough water to cook food and drink every day from the tank. Before this tank, I used to go begging for water from my neighbours – sometimes I got a regret”.
Mrs Resi, Kikanzi Hamlet Ihembe II Village.

Read how TDT brings water to communities…

Apply For Funds

snapshot of TDT application form

First, read our Funding Guidelines carefully.  If your project fits within these Guidelines, you can download our Application Form.

Learn More…

Agriculture, education, health and water projects

Every pound raised is spent on projects

Tanzania Development Trust is unlike most charities.

Our projects are carefully researched and clearly defined, and make a sustainable and tangible difference to some of Tanzania’s poorest communities.  Our Project Officers and local representatives often visit remote areas, off the beaten track for most charities and agencies.   We’ve been doing this for more than 40 years.

And we have no expenses:  every pound that you donate will be spent on projects.

Find out how you can get involved