Our local suppliers come in many forms. From supplying daily seasonal fruits and vegetables to locally sourced materials for uniforms, from school supplies and text books to fresh bread rolls or mandazis (Tanzanian fried scones) from the local bakery!

St Jude’s is more than a school to suppliers. It means contributing to Tanzania’s sustainable community development through transparent and fair procurement from our local supply network.

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For our 300 local suppliers, St Jude’s provides a regular source of income, benefiting from the AU$10M that we spend in the local economy per year. We create financial support for suppliers' entire families, who are sending their children to school and creating new job opportunities. This translates to each supplier hiring on average 5-10 other people and supporting 2-4 children in their family through to higher education! That is an extra 600+ children educated through your support!

Join our journey to see how one Mawimbi or ‘ripple’ can impact a whole community. When you support St Jude’s, you support more than education.


Meet Mr Obeshi

St Jude's is helping our suppliers' entire families, so they can send their children to school and employ more people within the community.

Join our journey to see how one ripple of kindness changes not only a life but a community and a world.

See what this means for Mr Obeshi, a local vegetable and fruit supplier. (Video coming soon)

Support our Suppliers

By supporting the school, you are supporting more than just the students. You are supporting an entire community. St Jude’s has over 300 local suppliers supplying goods and services to the school who in turn support an additional 3,000 Tanzanians. That is how a ripple of change breaks the cycle of poverty.

Be a part of the change

Your kind donation today would contribute to the ripple of change that affects not only the school and our suppliers, but the community at large. This is how we can break the cycle of poverty together! Your support will provide our students with nutritious meals, and, in turn, help our food suppliers.

So what is the true Mawimbi of your support of St Jude’s?

Our data shows that for each year a student is at St Jude’s they on average improved their income by 15%. That’s not hope for the future. That’s not the hope of better job prospects. That’s real impact. Today. Alleviating pressures at the core of the poverty cycle.

Get to know about our Suppliers

How One Organisation Can Impact a Local Economy

We dive deep to understand exactly how one organisation can have a far-reaching impact on a local community
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What is St Jude’s Local Supplier Strategy?

By designing and implementing a local supplier strategy, St Jude’s is continuously contributing to the local community
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The Journey from Shamba to the Dinner Table

See exactly how ingredients are sourced and transported from the Shambas (farms) to being cooked and enjoyed by students
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