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Kupata mitaji ya kuanzisha biashara ndogondogo na za kati bado ni changamoto kubwa kwa vijana wengi wa kitanzania pamoja na maendeleo katika sekta ya fedha katika miaka ya hivi karibuni. Hii ni kwasababu taasisi za kifedha ambazo zilipaswa kuwakopesha vijana kuanzisha biashara zinataka dhamana na mara nyingi hukumbana na masharti na vigezo ambavyo ni vigumu kufikia.

Na Kennedy Mmari.

July 15, 2017

Access to start-up capital is still out of reach for many young people in Tanzania who want to start small and mid-size businesses. Despite recent progress in the financial sector, accessing capital remains a key challenge. This is because the institutions that should support entrepreneurs require collateral. In many cases one would have to over-secure their loans, the demands of which many young people cannot meet.

Report by Kennedy Mmari

July 15, 2017

Marie volunteered in the community of San Marcos Arriba in Nicaragua with Raleigh ICS in 2016, where she worked on a water and sanitation project. Here Marie saw first-hand the impact of climate change on rural communities and was inspired to advocate for climate action. In light of Climate Coalition’s ‘Week of Action’, Marie is now sharing her passion for tackling climate change and is explaining what we can all do to protect the environment.

July 5, 2017

In 1987 Ruston volunteered with Operation Raleigh on board the tall ship, Zebu. As part of their Expedition, Ruston sailed 3,919 miles across the Pacific and up the coast of Japan. 30 years on, members of the Zebu’s 9B Expedition reunited in Liverpool, where the ship is now docked. Here Ruston reflects on how volunteering with Raleigh changed his life.

June 8, 2017

Rob volunteered on a Raleigh Expedition in Chile in 1995. 22 years on, he has undertaken the notoriously difficult Fred Whitton Challenge to raise money for Raleigh International. In his guest blog, Rob explains how his Raleigh experience inspired him to undertake this amazing charity challenge.

May 26, 2017

An initiative aimed at reversing deforestation in Tanzania was launched in late 2016 by a committed Raleigh Tanzania alumni. The #50milliontrees campaign, part of the Youth for green Growth project, was led by the Raleigh Tanzania Society. Recently formed regional groups of alumni across the country have partnered with local communities, NGOs and government, and has planted more than 40000 trees so far.

Report by Kennedy Mmari.

May 17, 2017

Tom volunteered on a Raleigh Expedition in Malaysian Borneo in 2012 and again in Tanzania in 2013. His Raleigh experience sparked his interest in international development and he says it gave him the self-belief which had always struggled to find. Since volunteering with Raleigh, Tom has discovered a passion for public speaking and in February was invited to speak at TEDx EastEnd. Here he spoke about mental health, a topic very close to his heart.

April 20, 2017