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?

Power-Up Project

Kikuwe Dispensary Staff House elevations
Kikuwe Dispensary Staff House plan
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Kikukwe Village Dispensary is a long standing project of TDT, which funded the construction of the Dispensary. TDT partners have paid for water harvesting and electricity connection.

The dispensary is busy saving the lives of children, pregnant mothers, and the community at large. However they have an urgent need for staff housing, which will help ensure that this invaluable dispensary can continue to serve its community.

You can donate directly to this month’s power-up project, the Kikukwe Village Dispensary staff houses.  We guarantee that 100% of your money will go directly to this project.

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Latest News

  • Girls dormitory, Manyoni hostel Giving young people new hope and opportunities - The transformational effect of electricity supplied to a girls' hostel; and news of street boys successfully returned home.
  • Nathan now working after studying at KAYD Kasulu Students earn an Income - Many of the students who have benefitted from skills-training through the Kasulu Youth Development Project are already changing their lives. Here we meet just three of them.
  • Rhobi Samwelli taking the anti-FGM message to a remote village Mapping the Fight against FGM in Mara - Making the connection between maps and the fight against FGM. We want to ensure that girls in remote villages are protected. But without maps, it is very hard to ensure all villages are covered. The Openstreetmap project offers an answer...


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Star Supporter

Rachel Lindley having run the London Marathon for TDT

“Well, I did it – I ran the London Marathon for the Tanzania Development Trust. I did it in 3h 12m10s, and loved it. Well, mostly. With hindsight, anyway.

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Team Tanzania


Our volunteers on the ground in Tanzania are the eyes and ears of our work, giving up their time to ensure projects are well run and truly benefit local communities.

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Apply For Funds

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

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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.

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