14,000 beneficiaries of TASAF have managed to establish businesses

22Jul 2021
The Guardian
14,000 beneficiaries of TASAF have managed to establish businesses

MORE than 14,000 beneficiaries of poverty reduction programme under the Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF) have managed to establish businesses using the entrepreneurial training they received.

Chamwino district executive director Athuman Masasi made the remarks during a meeting with the beneficiaries saying already a plea has been made to let the beneficiaries be facilitated with 5.7m/-


Masasi said the money will help beneficiaries to run their businesses as well as transform their economy.

“The beneficiaries have been offered training before receiving the money so that they manage to transform their lives via the TASAF money,” he said.

Apart from the money, the official said a total of 112 projects have been innovated by June 2021 this year.

“The projects have been sent to TASAF headquarters for verification before implementation,” he added.

He said the implementation of the programme includes increase in school attendance and the establishment of vegetable gardens.

However, he said in groups that were targeted, most of them have decided to run businesses that will help them in the future.

He said the district has been conducting weekly trainings to beneficiaries including seminars to educate them on how to run businesses.

He said most of the beneficiaries are at the forefront in ensuring that the money given to them performs the tasks that were intended to help them and their families in the future.

The government is expected to spend 1bn/- as cash handouts to poor households in this financial year by the Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF) after a successful completion of two phases in Unguja and Pemba Islands.

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