Our Vision

We want to see the people of the Manyara Region unlock their potential, overcome poverty and live long, happy and healthy lives where all are respected and valued.


Our work ethic

We listen and we discuss the challenges. We help the community prioritise their goals and identify the obstacles that hinder their progress.

Together we develop the programmes that will help them overcome the hurdles. 

We partner with the community. and we celebrate with them in their successes.



We believe that the community best knows the problems they face, as well as the ways to address them.

That is why we sit and listen to the community before working with them to prioritise their problems.

We ask them to tell us what success looks like, and to identify the hurdles that prevent them from reaching that goal. We use this to form the basis of the plans that we then develop together.

This is what respect looks like in development. 

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In the development process, we are helping the community, not the other way around.

Change can only truly come about when the community accepts that they are the drivers of change, and the ones to take ownership of the solutions.

We are happy to work with the community to help them achieve their goals, but do not deliver their goals to them on a plate. 

This is a lengthy process. However, it ensures the true grassroots development that is needed for long-term sustainability.



We understand that behaviour changes and development take time. We cannot develop a person; only they can develop themselves.

We recognise that, as one issue is addressed, others may follow. Consequently, we understand the need to evolve as the community's needs change.

We will stay for as long as they need us. In this way, we leave an enduring legacy. 

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We believe that investment in education and enterprise can help a community unlock multiple opportunities.

This means that sustainability is driven by community ownership.

We believe that everyone has a role to play; with support, everyone can reach the potential that lies within.

I was also greatly impressed by the collective and mutually responsible ethos that underpins the work of the LTT.

The fact that communities have to exhibit a social and fiscal contribution to the projects gives the work you do a healthy chance of having an impact over generations rather than just in the short term.

Everything felt very well thought out and strategic which I feel is a legacy of your commitment. In short, LTT feels “rooted” within the community you serve.
— Richard Clements - Deputy Head, Grey Court School