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Empowering Women: Women Fund Tanzania

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We often overlook the work of local funding organizations in Africa. They are an important part of the philanthropy landscape and their impact is making a difference in lives of their communities.  One such grantmaking organization in Tanzania is the Women Fund Tanzania. 

The Women Fund Tanzania (WFT) is Tanzania’s first and only women’s rights fund.  Their mission is to contribute to the building of a strong women’s movement in Tanzania through making grants, strengthening women’s capacity, building strategic alliances and mobilizing resources.

WFT was founded in 2007 with the realization that women‘s voice, visibility, and contributions to achieve empowerment and social justice will remain unseen and undervalued unless they have adequate funding. This has always been WTF’s driving force in pushing for and achieving the impossible.

WFT focuses on a range of areas that include drinking water supply, women’s rights, social justice and empowerment, grant making, resource mobilization, capacity strengthening, institution building, and strategic alliance building.

They have disbursed over 100 grants to organizations based in 18 regions and have over 65 local organizations as coalition members. Read case studies of the impact of their support to local women’s organizations.

Read the Case Study of the Women Fund Tanzania here.

To learn more about Women Fund Tanzania, please visit their website.