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

  • letter from tanzanian high commission ere book of condolence MV Nyerere Book of Condolences - Details of the Book of Condolences open 25th and 26th September at The Tanzanian High Commission in London following the sinking of the MV Nyerere on Lake Victoria.
  • poster for new york mapathon Global Mapathon to help end FGM - Here's how YOU can help with the next major mapathon between September 28th and 30th, in New York and online globally.
  • In The Name Of Your Daughter film poster Raindance Festival London In The Name of Your Daughter at Raindance Festival, London - In The Name of your Daughter, showcasing the work of Rhobi Samwelly at the TDT-funded Safe House in Mara, will have its UK Premiere at the Raindance Festival in London on Thursday 4th October and Friday 5th October.
  • Neema Meremo UN workshop on Gender Statistics - Report from UN workshop on Gender Statistics in Kigali, Rwanda, attended by Neema Meremo Samuel from Hope for Girls and Women Tanzania.
  • Ruth Harvey and Dan Wells Support Ruth and Dan’s Kili climb! - Thank you to Ruth Harvey and Dan Wells, who will combine their Kili climb later this year with fund raising on behalf of local communities in Tanzania. Ruth tells us that TDT is a "great match with what we are trying to achieve".


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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…

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.

Find out how you can get involved