The labour market is developing slowly
About 80 percent of Tanzania’s labour force is working in agriculture – mainly to cover their own needs. At an average annual income of about 2,600 Euro, the country ranks in 188th place of the Human Development Index (of 230 states / Europe’s German-speaking area for example is among the first 30.). More than two thirds of the population (67.9 percent) is living in poverty. The inflation rate in 2015 stood at 6.6 percent.
The overall situation is even worse in the south of the country. Exact figures are not available. With regard to its catchment area, the KIUMA Project wants to make a long-term contribution to changing and improving the situation: by educating and training people from the region and giving them incentives to stay, enhances the chances of an overall improvement of the standard of living.