Women & Youth Empowerment

Joyce Weaving Project

Ukombozi Women Group
Joyce Weaving Project volunteering Tanzania

The Project

The project was initiated in 2007 by Joyce and her husband with the aim of helping youth and women to obtain various skills. They started making a local weaving machine and sponsored one person for weaving skills education.

The project produces various products like blankets, scarves and clothes. A share of the profit goes directly to pay school fees for some students from very low income families, and the provision of health insurance to some kids with special needs or disabled kids.

The vision is to add more design and products, which will increase the profit, which leads to more support for people who are in need.

Joyce Weaving Project volunteering Tanzania
Joyce Weaving Project volunteering Tanzania
Joyce Weaving Project volunteering Tanzania

Your Work

Volunteers have a variety of projects that they can work on.


Working days are Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm. There are a lot of activities, but you are free to choose where you want to participate. Lunch is not provided.

Daily activities

  • Help to create a website and keep it updated
  • Set up and maintain an oline shop
  • Looking into options to sell the products locally & world wide
  • Running the projects social media accounts like Facebook and Instagram
  • Assisting in product development and marketing
  • Help with the production of goods

No prior experience is required


The project is located 7 km from the hostel and can be reached by using public transport.

Founder’s interview:

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"I didn't want to study straight after school and decided to go abroad for three months first. When I discovered the Viva Tanzania website, I quickly decided where to go and what can I say... it was one of the best decisions of my life so far. I was given comprehensive information and support by Tizia and her staff and so, after a short period of consideration, I decided on the "Joyce Weaving Project". I arrived with quite a tingling sensation in my stomach, but all my worries were for nothing. Everyone gave me such an incredibly warm welcome and I felt very much at home from the very first second, both at Villa Viva and in my project. The experiences I was able to gain there in the following three months were priceless and I would never have thought that I would find so many great new people and friends for life. My tasks there were extremely varied and I was able to take a close look at every area of the weaving mill. I was able to learn a lot from the women, but I was also able to pass on a lot of my knowledge to them. For example, I was able to help with updating the online store or making the products even better known via social media. But I was also allowed to try out everything in terms of handicrafts and so I am now the proud owner of several hand-woven scarves and blankets I would have loved to stay forever and really had to fight back tears when I was due to fly back to Germany after three months. Thank you to the entire Viva Tanzania team for the great time and your support! And a very special thank you to my great friends from the "Joyce Weaving Project" for everything I was able to learn from you!"
Viktoria 19
Joyce Weaving Project volunteering Tanzania
Joyce Weaving Project volunteering Tanzania
Joyce Weaving Project volunteering Tanzania

Project price

2 weeks: 650€
3 weeks: 850€
4 weeks: 1.050€
Every additional week: 200€


You can choose between a single room or four-bed room in the hostel.

Project length

The minimum stay is two weeks. Due to visa regulations you can spend a maximum of two years as a volunteer in Tanzania.

Let your adventure to start

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