Who we are

The Tanzania Local Enterprise Development (T-LED) project supports local small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) to overcome existing barriers, with particular attention paid to the additional challenges faced by female-headed SMEs, in accessing growth markets in the associated value-chains of the agribusiness and extractive sectors, while enhancing the quality and coordination of market-driven business development services.

The project brings together the private sector, civil society and government to encourage a more equitable and market-driven distribution of resources.

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Where We Work

Funded by Global Affairs Canada, the project supports local Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to overcome existing barriers in these 4 regions:
  • 1. Mwanza
  • 2. Iringa
  • 3. Lindi
  • 4. Mtwara

Our process

01

Business Development Services Framework (BDSF)

T-LED’s BDSF provides an individually tailored and segmented approach to building the capacity of entrepreneurs.  Entrepreneurs are provided with the knowledge, skills and resources to grow their businesses.

02

Access to Technology

T-LED’s Technology Innovation Fund gives small-medium sized enterprises access to input in order to function more effectively and/or produce more efficiently. This includes software, machinery, and equipment.

03

Access to Finance

T-LED has a network of financial partners – from international impact investors to Tanzanian banks – to which it links SMEs in need of financial support.

Our Partners

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ACCESS THE RESOURCES YOU NEED TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS

Find information for the agencies and bureaus throughout Tanzania, that will guide you through the steps of starting and running a business. Ensure that your business meets international standards to take your enterprise further.

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Opportunities

JOIN THE PROJECT AS AN SME

Get involved in the Tanzania Local Enterprise Development Project to grow your business through training and coaching support, access to technology and being linked to financial options.

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WORK WITH THE PROJECT AS A VOLUNTEER OR MENTOR

Take part in meaningful volunteer and mentor opportunities that will help small businesses advance in Tanzania's fast growing economy.

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CONNECT WITH SMEs TO BUY PRODUCTS AND HIRE SERVICES

Get in touch with Tanzanian businesses. Buy their products and services to strengthen local economy.

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JOIN OUR TEAM

See available permanent and temporary positions within the T-LED project. Work in a collaborative environment to build your expertise!

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