To make a sustained, multi-pronged attack on poverty in the Katoke area of Tanzania.
To help a community caught in the poverty trap of subsistence living get onto the bottom rung of the development ladder in order that they themselves can take charge of, and continue, their own development.
Long term links with Katoke, which were begun by Australians in the 1920s, have been built upon in current relationships with the local leaders. The Trust is a Christian organisation that provides aid for people irrespective of their race, colour or religion. Since the Trust began, members have made regular self-funded visits twice a year to ensure a flexible approach to aid delivery and close personal supervision of financial and management processes.
A major part of our work is to develop strong local leadership that will be able to take initiative and ensure sustainability of projects and the wider developmental momentum.
In this regard the Katoke Lweru Secondary School is a vital long-term investment for the nurture of local leadership.