Our Vision

Friends in Development envisions a poverty free society with decent life in environmental friendly surroundings.

Our Mission

FIDE is committed to improve the standards of living of communities through
empowerment, sustainable use of resources and emphasis on gender equality.

What we do

We plan and support amazing projects that help change the lives of rural communities in Babati, Tanzania.

Empowering Women & Youth

  • Creating small income generating activities
  • Supporting HIV/AIDS campaigns and training for youths and students
  • Establishing a women’s co-operative to process locally produced milk
  • Providing financial support to girls and boys to attend school
  • Partnering in a nutrition program designed to reduce stunting and anemia

Improving Crops & Livestock

  • Doubling maize production
  • Increasing sunflower production
  • Improving chicken rearing practices
  • Increasing milk production
  • Building gardens for household vegetables
  • Establishing and improving milk marketing and the dairy supply chain by creating milk collection
  • points and milk processing units

Promoting Renewable Energy

  • Installing biogas plants
  • Partnering in the Tanzanian Domestic Biogas Programme (TDBP) by:                                           – Training artisans and building biogas plants                                    – Demonstrating the use of bioslurry to increase vegetable and plant production


Protecting & Distributing Village Water Suppllies

  • Building solar powered water distribution systems to deliver water to schools and villagers
  • Implementing village rainwater harvesting
  • Establishing pit reservoirs for the collection of water during the rainy season
  • Building school water supply systems
  • Protecting water sources

Our numbers that speak

We have numbers that push us to give in our best and make sure that we break our own records. We are happy to be growing and helping more day by day.
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