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

  • Mnyambe clinic, Mtwara Exploring where the Aid goes - Visits made by Ann and Julian Marcus on their recent safari, highlighting three key areas of need, in which TDT seeks to help: health, vocational training, and hostels to enable girls to live safely whilst receiving education.
  • FGM video screenshot How maps are helping prevent FGM - Maps of rural Tanzania are helping social workers access remote villages and rescue girls who are being forced to undergo female genital cutting. Here's a great video, and how you can help.
  • MatongoDispensary Matongo Dispensary – will you help? - “Will you help build a Dispensary in my Matongo valley?” says fourteen year Ghati Marwa.
  • website assistance needed - TDT is urgently seeking help and support from any interested BTS members or friends in the way of some web site management time, interest and skills.  We are seeking someone with interest in...


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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

snapshot of TDT application form

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

Learn More…

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