Enterprise and trade are the drivers for economic and social development because they create jobs and bring prosperity
— UNICEF

The Livingstone Tanzania Trust's enterprise programme works with community-based organisations to foster and support local businesses.

LTT offers skills training, facilitates mentorships and provides small loans. Training provides community members with new skills and knowledge, business acumen and opportunities for entrepreneurship. Mentorship enables the local exchange of best practice and offers support for business owners. LTT also offers affordable loans to those who are not able or cannot afford to use the existing banking structure.

LTT currently supports small businesses as well as crop and livestock farming

Impact

Participants in our enterprise programme have experienced an improvement in their quality of life and outlook for the future. Some have re-invested their profits in their businesses. Others, with greater immediate needs, have spent their profits on home improvements, school fees, clothes, medication and food.