Livingstone Tanzania Trust
Livingstone Tanzania Trust
We are a small charity working in partnership with communities around in Babati, Tanzania. Together we have created a development model which directly addresses the challenges the community face.
In partnership with the community we have created a development model which directly addresses the challenges the community face; namely, education, health, their changing environment, ecological sensitive approaches to agriculture and accessing finances for small scale business.
The different programmes within our development model reflect these challenges and, where appropriate, are designed with a built-in financing component which after the initial investment, nurturing and training becomes self-sustaining. This element is vital to ensure funds are generated within the school to maintain the initial investment. It also incorporates our agricultural programmes, such as agri-aquaculture, animal husbandry and tree and vegetables nurseries. In addition to providing an income stream the programme ensures that students and parents are taught low cost holistic farming techniques that can improve their own financial independence, their health and well-being. Furthermore health and environmental programmes are introduced to help communities improve awareness of the interdependence between growing food and its environmental impact; growing food and nutritional impact; and cutting down trees for firewood and its environmental impact. Our small business programme has since 2009 successfully supported the establishment and growth of 48 small businesses.
Livingstone Tanzania Trust aims to:
- To work with the community to enhance existing business skills and provide small loans to help kick start their businesses and increase household income.
- To work with the communtiy to reduce the demand fr firewood through the increased use fo fuel efficent stoves and other wood saving ideas, whilst planting trees to replace those that are chopped down.
- To establish small farms at schools to teach new farming ideas and demonstrate to the community how those ideas might work for them while providing training and peer learning opportunities.
- To work with the community to increase the understanding of the link between diet and well-being so that the families can farm their way to improved health.
- To improve the pre-primary and primary education by investing in school infrastructure, resources and skills while developing income streams for the schools to reduce dependency on the authorities
Established: March 2007
Registered Charity Number: 1119512
Board members: 5
Full time staff: 3
Part time staff: 1
Phone number: 02086721210
Address: 13 Lucien Road, Tooting, London SW17 8HSView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
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