Shifting Gender Attitudes in Tanzania

News Organization

Cartier Philanthropy

Publication Date

10 July 2023

Publication Author

Cartier Philanthropy

Between February 2019 and June 2023, Hand in Hand International conducted a field trial in some of Arusha’s most disadvantaged communities in partnership with the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW). Hand in Hand trains women in this northern region of Tanzania to launch and run profitable micro-businesses and become thriving entrepreneurs. Its programme includes self-help groups and business training with modules such as marketing and bookkeeping. It also provides access to credit and links to larger markets.

The ICRW field trial incorporated male engagement strategies and gender-specific training in Hand in Hand’s existing programme with the aim of understanding whether and to what extent the engagement of partners and husbands could foster an environment that supports women who are or aspire to become micro-entrepreneurs.