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?

Kagera Earthquake Appeal

damaged infrastructure, Bukoba earthquake 2016An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter Scale took place in Kagera region, in particular in Bukoba area, on 10th September 2016.

This has caused loss of life, and extensive damage to infrastructure, in many cases provided with the help of TDT grants in the past.

Here is a typical account of the damage from one of our contacts:

House damaged by Bukoba earthquakeMore than 26 houses has completely fallen down, 38 houses have partially fallen down, 72 houses have big cracks the wall can fall down at any time, they have to be demolished. Regarding dispensary building it has incurred many huge cracks… the gas room has also being affected and the tank raising of the water system has a very big crack, it is unsafe to hold a 10000 liters tank, there is a need to construct new one.”

It is our hope that TDT and BTS can help our friends to rebuild or repair the fabric of schools and other projects damaged or destroyed.

THANK YOU to all who have donated already to our appeal.  You can join them by donating generously to our dedicated MyDonate page:

Visit my fundraising page on BT MyDonate

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  • House damaged by Bukoba earthquake Kagera Earthquake Appeal - TDT has set up fundraising pages to help our friends in Tanzania to rebuild after the recent Earthquake. Many communities affected are those whom TDT has helped with grants in the past. It is our hope that we can help them to rebuild or repair the fabric of schools and other projects damaged or destroyed.
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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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