Tanzania Development Trust

Tanzania Development Trust

Charity information

Tanzania Development Trust

Empowering the people of Tanzania via local led projects developing access to water, sustainable energy, education and health. Every pound given to us is spent on projects.

Founded 1975

  • Mission statement

    TDT has 39 years’ successful experience of working with project partners in the poorest regions of Tanzania. Our projects are local and too small for the major charities to handle. We are entirely run by volunteers working with local partners to bring solar power to clinics, and clean water wells and bore holes to villages. We provide text books, science equipment, training and hygienic toilets to schools. Our agricultural projects include tree nurseries, fish farming, bee-keeping and village maize mills. Our biggest current project is to build a Safe House and Vocational Training Centre for girls escaping from FGM/FGC (Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting).
    We work through a team of UK based Project Officers who all know Tanzania well, partnered by a team of Local Tanzanian professionals who know their regions intimately. They identify projects which will be reliably run and of the most benefit to their communities and avoid poor or potentially corrupt ones. All projects are regularly visited to monitor progress and measure impact. Over 85% of our projects were visited last year by UK Project Officers at their own expense. We have no admin costs, and spend nothing on fund-raising. Every pound given to TDT is spent directly on projects.

  • Aims

    Tanzania Development Trust aims to:

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  • Overview

    Established: January 1975

    Registered Charity Number: 270462

    Board members: 12

    Volunteers: 6

    Phone number: 0208 985 8795

    Address: 11 Barnards Place SOUTH CROYDON CR2 6DZ

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  • Safe water for rural Tanzania

    We are providing low cost bore holes and rope pumps for villages in rural Tanzania.
  • Mara Safe Training House for girls at risk of FGM

    We are working with the local community to build a Safe House in the Mara region of Tanzan... More