Business training

Funding required: $9,660

This project will help: 50 caregivers and their families

Estimated completion date: January 2021

Right now, 50 caregivers in Tanzania need our help. Nearly 90 per cent of these caregivers are single moms who work tirelessly to take care of their children. But every day, they come up short—barely making enough to survive.

All 50 of these hardworking women run small businesses like selling food and homemade soap. They earn about $3 a day, which isn’t even enough to feed their children two meals a day. Most of these families go without health care. In addition, siblings who aren’t registered in Compassion’s program are often forced to drop out of school because their caregivers can’t afford the fees.

Even though these moms give their small businesses their very best, competition is tight. And it’s nearly impossible to obtain loans to expand their businesses. Financiers in their community require expensive collateral.

Staff members at the Moravian Compassion centre saw how much these families were struggling, so they met with caregivers to create a solution. Caregivers agreed that what they really need are business development classes taught by experts. Centre staff members loved this idea, but they knew that the centre’s budget couldn’t possibly cover this life-changing initiative without extra support.

You can empower 50 women to earn a stable income and care for their children! Your gift will help caregivers attend business development training taught by experts. These classes will teach caregivers about record keeping, savings, packaging and branding. You’ll also provide life-skills training, mentoring and financial support to expand their businesses. It’s projected that this initiative will help caregivers nearly double their income. They’ll finally be able to offer their children nutritious meals, educational opportunities and health care! Caregivers will also be encouraged to create joint savings accounts for future needs and small loans. As these savings accounts grow over time, more caregivers will receive assistance. Your gift will bring hope for years to come!

Help caregivers in Tanzania attend training and improve their children’s lives!


This initiative will help 50 caregivers in Tanzania attend business development training and acquire important life skills. Caregivers will also receive mentoring, assistance to form joint savings accounts, and financial support so they can expand their small businesses.

Child development centres impacted:

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What is provided through this gift:

  • 5 months of professional business development training
  • Coaching and mentoring sessions with business experts
  • Assistance creating joint savings accounts
  • Financial support for caregivers to expand their businesses


  • Local contribution: US$504.93
  • Monitoring: A special committee will be formed to monitor all funds and businesses.
  • Handling of funds: Compassion International Tanzania will ensure that this intervention stays within budget.
  • Follow-up: Centre staff and church leaders will follow up with businesses on a regular basis to help ensure families are thriving.

No less than 80 per cent of your donation will be used for program activities and a maximum of 20 per cent for fundraising and administration. If we exceed our funding goal for the initiative shown, the remaining funds will be used to fund other programs where the need is greatest.