Tanzania Gatsby Trust (TGT) is registered as a charitable Trust in Tanzania since 1992 under the Trustees’ Incorporation Ordinance, Cap 375. The Trust is registered both in Tanzania Mainland and in Zanzibar. TGT is a leading catalyst for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and farmer development through innovations that make markets work for the poor. The overall aim is wealth creation through supporting creation and growth of innovative Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs). TGT’s programme activities aim at empowering vulnerable groups and SMEs with entrepreneurial skills and opportunities within a variety of value chains.
A leading catalyst for SME and farmer development in Tanzania
Working in partnerships to transform youth and women SMEs and subsistence farming into global competitive enterprises
TGT cares how results are achieved and will therefore adhere to the highest professional and ethical practices in all our activities.
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MKUBWA PROJECTMKUBWA means “Program to grow entrepreneurship and women entrepreneurs” (the acronym by itself means ‘BIG’) In Kiswahili it is ‘Mpango wa Kukuza Ujasiriamali na Biashara kwa Wanawake’. Read More
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TDUThe Textile Development Unit (TDU) is a specialist unit embedded within Tanzania’s Ministry of Industry & Trade (MIT) with the objective of stimulating the textile and apparel industry. It is funded by the Tanzania Gatsby Trust (TGT) Read More
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CSDPThe Cotton Sector Development Programme (CSDP) was launched in 2007 by Lord David Sainsbury of Turville, the Settlor of the Gatsby Charitable Foundation (GCF) UK and former Minister of Science in the UK Government. Read More
Catalytic role of TGTin 3 steps
TGT aims to be a catalyst for SME and farmer development. As such, TGT maximizes its effectiveness by working through three channels: direct impact, influence, and leverage.
Thousands of small entrepreneurs and farmers every year are directly impacted by TGT’s programs.
TGT develops best practice through its programs, and promotes it using its networks within the Tanzanian private, public and non-profit sectors.
TGT uses its leverage with other organizations to develop networks and forums which work together to tackle the problems facing SMEs and farmers.