Rural people improve their housing in Tanzania


Ninety-six per cent of the District’s 3000 people live in villages and engage predominantly in subsistence agriculture. The two major ethnic groups have different housing arrangements, but most of the villagers” houses have mud-and-pole walls and grass thatched roofs, which last about seven years. Traditional building materials are now becoming increasingly scarce and villagers aspire to a modern house of industrially produced materials. The nee for shelter can no longer be satisfied in the usual way; demands for industrial materials and new skills are increasing.

Analysis of the Tarime Rural Development Project (TARDEP) emphasizing improvement of housing and living conditions.