Tanzania Development Trust (TDT) was established as a registered UK charity in 1975  to empower the poorest communities in Tanzania on a village-level.

We are all volunteers and pair local Tanzanian representatives with UK-based project officers to support rural development and transform lives. We allocate money to projects to improve access to water and support girls’ education and small income generating projects in the most deprived parts of Tanzania.

Our local reps on the ground are key to our success as they are embedded in their communities and understand their needs in depth. Their strong relationships with government officials and village leadership ensure their support. See our committee here.

We also have a project, Crowd2Map, which is mapping rural Tanzania into OpenStreetMap for better navigation, community development and to help protect girls from Female Genital Mutilation.

Relatively small amounts of money, when invested strategically, can transform the lives of families living in extreme poverty. As we have no running costs all donations go directly to projects.

We are all volunteers, and already have some amazing people on board, offering their skills and time to help those in need, but we are always on the lookout for dedicated, passionate people, both here and in Tanzania, to join our committee, or help us with advice or support.

Whatever your skill set, however much time you can give us, we can use you!

Get in touch to find out more!

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