The project aims to set up a youth tailoring centre.
This group want to purchase ‘blundering’ machines developed by VETA Tabora that are able to grind groundnuts and cashews to make paste that is used in cooking etc. This will enable families who have a disabled member to increase their income to cover the extra costs incurred by disability.
Ikondo is a remote rural school with no electricity or running water. It had very few books and the laboratory is built to foundations only. TDT has made two separate grants, for lab equipment and textbooks, and subsequently to connect the school to the electricity supply.
TDT and Eucanaid, a charity set up by civil servants who work for the European Commission, have agreed to jointly fund nine projects over the next three years, to vastly improve the lives and future prospects of over 2,000 people in this area.
Misechela Village had no reliable supply of clean and safe water. Grant from African Palms Association to pay for up to 7km of pipeline and standpoints for water, with local villagers digging the necessary trenches for the pipes.
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is illegal in Tanzania, but it is practised in remote areas far from the police. The Mugumu Safe House and Vocational Training Centre was built with funds raised by generous TDT supporters in 2014. It offers a safe haven for girls fleeing FGM.
The project, inspired by the ideas of the young people, is to provide entrepreneurship training and set up a type of Vocational Training Centre with workshops for carpentry and dressmaking.
By purchasing hand operated pressing and filtering machines for the viilages of Thawi Chini and Thawi Juu the women, who grow sunflowers, will be able to increase their incomes; and will no longer need to travel some 19 miles to press the seeds.