Economically empowering the HIV-vulnerable population along transport corridors in Tanzania: Public-Private Partnership

Since 2011 the ILO has managed an HIV and AIDS vulnerability reduction programme along Tanzania’s transport corridors of Chalinze, Ilula, Mafinga, Makambako, Tunduma and Kyela. This innovative approach reduces the impact of the epidemic by focusing on members of the local communities lying along these transport corridors. The economic empowerment and gender equality approach, funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), provides skills and resources through the Innovation Fund to beneficiaries to help them start or improve their business, and to form groups and cooperatives to improve their livelihoods, thereby reducing their vulnerability to HIV and AIDS.