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

You can support Tanzania Development Trust’s Girls’ Rights Fund through a new dedicated MyDonate page.

Between 2014 and 2017, TDT worked with ACT Diocese of Mara to construct a Safe House for girls fleeing FGM (Female Genital Mutilation).

Support from donors was overwhelming.  With the Safe House building phase essentially complete, TDT’s Trustees wish to provide donors the continued opportunity to contribute to the fight against FGM and the wider campaign against forced early marriage and gender based violence (GBV).

We shall support local activists like Rhobi Samwelly, herself an FGM survivor, and the driving force behind the Mara Safe House.  Funds may be used to support staffing, outreach work, and temporary shelter and food for girls at risk, and allow them to continue their education instead of being subjected to FGM and married against their will.

Projects will be invited to apply to TDT, and will be judged by a dedicated sub-Committee on their merits and likely effectiveness.

Thank yous

We have previously featured in this section our appeal to complete a dispensary in Matongo Village, and our appeal for emergency funding following the Kagera earthquake in September 2016.

We should like to thank donors for their generosity in supporting these appeals.  Funding for the Matongo Dispensary is complete, and you can read about our earthquake relief efforts here.

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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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