120 Tanzanian women are farming for their future
Together with our partner organisation, KWIECO, the entrepreneurial spirit of local women and your support we have already achieved so much. Now it’s time to do more. Please support our new fundraising effort to continue to run this ground-breaking project in Tanzania.
For almost two years we have been running 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 every year, and we have stark image of inequality and imbalance.
In spite of 80% of the Tanzanian workforce being engaged in agriculture work, hardly any of these tourist hotspots buy local produce for their hotels. Most of the people who farm are women – and most of these women are the main breadwinner, caregiver, and homemaker. Yet women in Tanzania have little decision-making power in either at home or in their communities.
We are changing this.
We are always looking for changemakers. People, like you and us, who have opened our eyes to the world around us and want to invest our time, energy, and money in something that transforms the status quo for the better.
In November and December of 2017 we ran a successful crowdfunding campaign to kickstart a simple solution to this complex problem. At the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, we now have engaged 120 enthusiastic and ambitiously entrepreneurial local farming women in our transformative project. Our local experts are right now training these women to farm, store, and sell their produce more effectively, more efficiently, and more widely. We are connecting these farmers with the local hotels, tour operators and opportunities where they can sell their produce more quickly, easily, and reliably.
Designed and managed locally, this transformative project is empowering women to increase their own financial freedoms and be able to make stronger decisions for their businesses, their homes, and their roles in the community.
Much as already been achieved, but now climate change is posing new challenges which we need to meet head on.
We Need You!
Join our tribe of changemakers today and help us secure this future, together.
In November 2017 we launched our very first crowdfunding campaign, which raised £16,600 in just 35 days to take the first group of 30 farmers through from training to first sales. We managed to raise that money with the generous support of individuals and organisations alike.
Now we are asking you to support these intrepid women once more. 120 local farmers have already improved their livelihoods so much – but erratic weather patterns are causing havoc to their crops. Funding is always a struggle but we must continue to support these women as they build a sustainable supply network from scratch. Please, will you help?
If you want to learn more, get in touch.