Over the years we have seen first-hand how relatively small amounts of money, invested well, can transform the lives of women living in extreme poverty, by allowing them to start small village businesses. This is particularly true when coupled with appropriate business training and ongoing coaching by our dedicated local reps. Success not only transforms the income of the women and their families, it also has a huge impact on their confidence and status.
Examples of such projects we have funded include tailoring workshops making school uniforms, face masks, and other clothing, soap making projects for widows, and agricultural projects. We provided a women’s group in Muleba a solar irrigation pump. This enables them to double their harvests, as they are now able to grow crops year round, rather than just in the rainy season. They are then able to give food to many more orphans and widows in their community. You can see examples of some of the many such projects we supported last year in our annual review and donate here.
Your donation goes a very long way. We have no staffing or administration costs so every penny you donate goes to projects.
The Tanzania Development Trust (TDT) is a registered charity that has funded development projects within Tanzania since 1975.
Charity Reg. No. 270462
The Britain-Tanzania Society
Our parent, The Britain-Tanzania Society was also founded in 1975. It aims to increase mutual knowledge, understanding and respect between the peoples of Britain and Tanzania. It encourages knowledge and strong ties through regular seminars, events and publications.
Tanzanian Affairs is an influential news and current affairs magazine, published first in December 1975. It is issued three times a year by the Britain Tanzania Society, and circulated to its members.