Launched in 2009 with joint funding from the Gatsby Foundation ‘Chai – Kwa Maendeleo ya Tanzania’ (Tea – for the development of Tanzania) was the first TWF programme in East Africa.
With additional funding from the UK Department for International Development, Chai currently comprises a $17 million industry program in Tanzania. Chai has adopted a portfolio of interventions which include matching grants to buy-down risk and encourage innovation with the private sector, co-investment with lead investors in greenfield development, and technical assistance with the broader industry to improve competitiveness of the market system.
Chai in numbers
Total investment in project, jointly funded by TWFA, Gatsby and DFID (UKAid).
The number of smallholder tea farmers supported through Chai interventions.