The Livingstone Tanzania Trust works with community base organisations (CBO) in the Manyara Region to establish or expand local businesses. LTT provides skill training, facilitates mentorships and offers micro-loans.
LTT supports small businesses that are run by individual community members or collectives. We support local enterprise across various sectors including retail, stone crushing, catering, tailoring and soap and batik making.
Our small business training focuses on basic accountancy and bookkeeping, product marketing and business planning. LTT also provides bespoke training for collectives upon request.
We also provide micro-loans to start or grow businesses. LTT offers the loans to the participating CBO, which in turn shares the loan with its members. The loan is the collective responsibility of the CBO to receive the repayments and return the loan to LTT. All those receiving training and /or micro loans to develop their small businesses must be members of a participating CBO.