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

In addition to donating to Tanzania Development Trust’s general work, you can help in the following specific ‘campaigns’, each of which has its own dedicated fund raising page:

Girls’ Hostels

Building hostels for girls in secondary schools is an essential tool in combatting issues that prevent many girls from completing secondary education. At an individual level, this enhances girls’ life opportunities, And it is good for Tanzania as a whole, since educating girls benefits society more broadly.

DONATE to help us give more girls a safe place to live and study
Learn more about Girls’ Hostels

Bringing clean water to Kigoma

Help bring clean water to villages, transforming lives of villagers who carry water very long distances, wasting hours every day, and combatting health problems associated with often having to take water from muddy ponds shared with animals.

Tanzania Development Trust’s local rep in Kigoma, Benedicto Hosea and his team, has successfully hand drilled over 15 boreholes and constructed simple rope pumps that can easily be repaired by the villagers.  You can help extend this low-cost, effective solution to more villages:
DONATE to bring clean water to a village in Kigoma.
Learn more about this project

Join the fight against FGM

TDT has been active in the important fight against FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) and the wider campaign against forced early marriage and gender based violence (GBV) since 2014.

To donate:

More on the Girls’ Rights Fund…
More on the Mugumu Safe House… 

Latest News

  • TDT Kigoma representative Benedicto Hosea visits UK Houses of Parliament October 2018 Kigoma Local Rep Benedicto Hosea in UK - Addressing the APPG in the Houses of Parliament, the Geology for Global Development Annual Conference and our own AGM, Benedicto has made quite an impression on his visit to the UK!
  • Rhobi Samwelly addressing Parlimentarians of Canada, Ottawa Rhobi Samwelly in NY, Ottawa - Rhobi Samwelly has been spreading the word globally of her fight against FGM. Most recently she was honoured in the Senate of Canada. But with a constant stream of girls needing saving and caring for, the need for funding is constant. Here's how you can help.
  • 2018-filght-egypt 2018 Christmas Cards - TDT's 2018 Christmas card features a painting from Tinga Tinga painter Adam, 'The Flight into Egypt'. It is now available, as well as a range of attractive notelets.
  • Benedicto Hosea Tanzania Development Trust local representative in Kigoma region BTS and TDT AGM – Saturday 27th October - Star of the show at the BTS AGM will be Benedicto Hosea, TDT's local rep for Kigoma. He will talk about his work on Youth employment and poverty reduction. Jonathan Pace, Chairman, and Robert Gibson, Treasurer, will give brief presentations on TDT's year
  • audience declares that FGM is #myissuetoo In The Name of Your Daughter Screenings - Details of screenings of In The Name of Your Daughter on 9, 10 and 11 October at Westminster, Mirfield and Nottingham. This film will touch your heart!


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Girls’ Hostels

group of girls at hostel in tanzania

Girls’ Hostels is a priority area for TDT. Our grants to schools for hostels have a profound impact on girls’ education and wellbeing, and reduce drop-outs due to pregnancies.

Learn more, and how you can help give more girls a bright future…

Water Projects

elderly beneficiary of TDT water project

“I think this tank will add my days of living. I am able to get enough water to cook food and drink every day from the tank. Before this tank, I used to go begging for water from my neighbours – sometimes I got a regret”.
Mrs Resi, Kikanzi Hamlet Ihembe II Village.

Read how TDT brings water to communities…

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