The labour market is developing slowly
The vast majority of Tanzania’s labour force is working in agriculture – mainly to cover their own needs. At a Gross domestic product per capita of nearly 2,900 Euro, the country ranks in 193th place of the Human Development Index (of 236 states / Europe’s German-speaking area for example is among the first 30.). Significantly more than half of the population (55.6 percent) is living in poverty. The inflation rate in 2017 stood at 5.3 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.