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.
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.