Small Business Creation & Economic Empowerment



ApproTEC will provide basic tools (like irrigation pumps) to poor people, enabling them to establish highly profitable micro-enterprises and lift their families out of poverty forever.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The Economist ranks Tanzania the world’s 2nd poorest country in the world, and the city of Mwanza, along the shores of Lake Victoria, is one of the poorest areas of Tanzania. People cannot afford the basics of life such as running water and electricity, nor can they afford to properly feed and educate their children. This project will put in place a permanent solution that will enable hundreds of families to escape their poverty forever.

How will this project solve this problem?

Working with manufacturers in Arusha & retail shops in Mwanza, ApproTEC will create a supply chain for technologies such as the manually operated irrigation pump. We will promote the technologies & monitor their impact on farmers who purchase them.

Potential Long Term Impact

This project will provide the people of Mwanza access to tools they can use to create new businesses. The impact of the manufacturing & retailer supply chain is far-reaching & the initial roll out will give 230 families the ability to escape poverty.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $1,904

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $1,904 .  The original project funding goal was $50,600.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


donate now:


Thanks to 8 donors like you, a total of $1,904 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?
Find another project in Tanzania, United Republic of or in Economic Development that needs your help.



San Francisco, CA, United States

Where is this project located?

Great; we do too!
Enter your email address to receive updates from this project and from GlobalGiving
We respect your privacy.