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?

Current Appeals

aerial view of kagera after 2016 earthquakedamage from 2016 kagera earthquakeThank you to all who have donated so far to assist us in helping following the Kagera earthquake in September. Thank you also to GlobalGiving UK, which made a very generous donation, in addition to a matched funding scheme.

We have already made grants to four schools and a dispensary, and will be making more as our representatives feed back from on the ground. But the need will continue for some time, long after most of the world has forgotten the earthquake. If you would like to help, you can do so with no fees via our dedicated MyDonate Kagera Earthquake page.

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We have also started to appeal for funds for an important dispensary project, for Matongo Village.  The need is great, and the local community has done much to get the project rolling, but needs funds to complete it.
Read more, including how to donate.

Latest News

  • payroll giving image Payroll Giving – a regular way to help - Are you in employment? If so, have you considered giving via your payroll? It's simple and tax-efficient. And regular giving helps us plan, in the knowledge that a steady stream of funds will be available for projects.
  • screenshot of article re smartphones for combatting FGM Your used Smartphone can help combat FGM! - Don't just let your old smartphone gather dust in a drawer! It can help in a vital mapping project, and in turn to combat FGM. (With thanks to support from
  • Committee of Marumba Villagers with TDT Project Officers Exploring where the Aid goes – 2 - Ann and Julian Marcus' safari in January and February 2017 takes in one of TDT’s recent ‘flagship’ projects – a series of investments working with charity partner Eucanaid in and around the village of Marumba – as well as revisiting one of TDT’s first-ever projects.
  • Rebuilding classroom, Tweyambe School Kagera Earthquake Relief Update - A report on rebuilding and repairs at Kikukwe Community and Tweyambe School, both in Missenyi District which was particularly badly hit by the Kagera earthquake last September. TDT is immensely grateful for the generosity of our donors, but the need will continue for some time, and our appeal remains open.


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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.

Read all of Rachel’s story…

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.

Read Ezekiel’s story…

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.

Find out how you can get involved