The goal of the Economic Development Committee is to assist our Partners in Tanzania with start-up projects that can generate income.
The Committee has established three criteria for economic development projects:
*Projects should serve the larger community.
*Projects must be sustainable.
*Projects must be in compliance with local laws and practices.
In April 2021 the Meru Committee released funds to support the surveying of the Makumira Farm to potentially transform it from a cultivation area to a strategic economic projects area. The 180-day project began in May 2021. The surveyors divided the farm into plots to accommodate proposed areas for special projects. Since as early as 2015, we have encouraged commercial development of this area when a founding Milwaukee Partnership member suggested building a mall on the Makumira Farm property along the tarmac road that would appeal to visitors.