Since 2015, MEDA has worked in Tanzania with Global Affairs Canada to partner with entrepreneurs, small business owners, and established enterprises in the manufacturing, agriculture, and construction sectors to grow their businesses and increase their contribution to rural economies.
MEDA’s work to strengthen small business value chains has led to many learnings that are now available for download. This Learning Series shares good practices, research, and learnings from our partnerships and programming in Tanzania, emphasizing voices and perceptions of our women and rural clients.
The Strengthening Small Business Value Chains (SSBVC) project is working with more than 28,000 men and women small entrepreneurs, 225 small growing businesses, and 30 lead firms in the manufacturing, agriculture, and construction sectors to grow their businesses and increase their contribution to rural economies in the Arusha, Morogoro, and Mtwara economic corridors of Tanzania.
SSBVC will improve business performance of small entrepreneurs supplying goods and services to lead firms; improve business performance of small growing businesses supplying goods and services in response to market opportunities; and improve rural business environment to facilitate sustainable business.