Empowering 30 Tanzanian women through tourism and farming

Empowering 30 Tanzanian women through tourism and farming

The Challenge! Over the last 18 months we have been developing an innovative project in the heart of the Tanzanian tourist district. Here, women, children, and their families are often living in extreme poverty, earning what they can by selling small produce at market by the bucket, the bushel, or the bunch. The competition is high and the reliability of income is poor. Flip this to include the luxury hotels, all-inclusive safaris, and nearly 500,000 tourists who come to Tanzania…

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An update on our pilot project in Tanzania: empowering women farmers through tourism

An update on our pilot project in Tanzania: empowering women farmers through tourism

  Our Directors Tricia Barnett and Stroma Cole have just spent two weeks working in Tanzania as part of an Equality in Tourism initiated pilot project, to create economic growth and promote gender equality in the Kilimanjaro region. Three workshops were held to highlight the potential of tourism linkages and gender equality to improve the socio-economic conditions of communities in the area. Focusing on women’s empowerment through creating linkages between farmers and the hospitality industry, participants included all relevant partners…

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EMPOWERING FARMING WOMEN THROUGH TOURISM: AN EQUALITY IN TOURISM PROJECT IN TANZANIA

EMPOWERING FARMING WOMEN THROUGH TOURISM: AN EQUALITY IN TOURISM PROJECT IN TANZANIA

  Our Director Tricia Barnett reports on our pilot project in Tanzania  The Northern Circuit in Tanzania is the region stretching from Kilimanjaro in the East to Serengeti and Ngorogoro Crater in the West. It is a key tourism attraction area for the country and it hosts over 240 hotels and lodges. The rich, volcanic soil in the region is farmed by thousands of women living in this beautiful environment. They grow a wide variety of vegetables and fruit –…

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