How we are helping to build and strengthen the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Tanzania.

Tupo Pamoja (Together We Can)

Our core programmes focus on high potential SMEs that are operating in sectors that we believe will have the most scalable impact (Healthcare, Education, Clean Energy, Financial Technology, Agriculture and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)).

However, we recognise that there is still a need for entrepreneurial training and services across Tanzania to prepare a new generation of young entrepreneurs and early stage businesses. 

For this reason we have and continue to partner with organisations that wish to leverage our expertise and understanding of business development and drive growth of the Tanzanian entrepreneurship ecosystem.

If you would like to learn more about how we can work together please email our Edgar Masatu, Anza’s Managing Director at

Getting a Loan in Kilimanjaro Tanzania

A study into the banking products offered to business owners and the financial challenges facing entrepreneurs in Kilimanjaro

Entrepreneurs across the world cite access to finance as a key constraint of setting up and operating a business. Given the high concentration of banks in Kilimanjaro (22 registered banks) and that the majority of formal financial services offered to entrepreneurs in the region are offered by banks, Anza conducted a study into the banking products offered to business owners and financial challenges facing entrepreneurs in Kilimanjaro.

This research went on to inform the creation of the Anza Growth Fund, an integral part of the Accelerator giving businesses access to flexible, affordable loans to grow.

Innovation Mapping

Understanding the Innovation Ecosystem in Tanzania

The Innovation Ecosystem of Tanzania, is a complex system comprised of multiple players, connections, resources, processes, and creativity. Wanting to find answers to the questions of who is innovating and how innovators connect and are supported, lead the Human Development Innovation Fund to commission a team to investigate. 

The extensive research was undertaken by an Anza-led consortium of the Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship Development (IMED), and Diligent Consulting.

The full research report ‘The Innovation Ecosystem of Tanzania‘ explores views of stakeholders from each region of Tanzania and across multiple sectors.  The results of this research are intended to help inform which tools need to be developed, and how to improve connection between innovation stakeholders. An accompanying interactive map can also be found at