Since 2000, the Tanzanian economy has grown at an impressive 7% rate. Although agriculture employs 77% of the working population, the economic prosperity of the urban centers is not shared in rural regions. Tanzania’s private sector plays a large role in the employment of youth, employing approximately 70% of young people. Tanzania’s strengths, including a record of political stability, a diversified economy with plentiful natural resources, and strong economic management will enable the country to achieve its goal of becoming a middle-income country.
For over 10 years, MEDA has worked in Tanzania to facilitate market linkages, ensure that financial services are accessible, support women through business, and provide agricultural technical training. By partnering with small entrepreneurs (SEs), small businesses, growing businesses, and lead firms in the manufacturing, agriculture, and construction sectors, we are ensuring that they are competitive and sustainable.