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The Tonga Community Development Trust (TCDT)

The Tonga Community Development Trust (TCDT)

The Tonga Community Development Trust (TCDT) is an indigenous, non-governmental development organization operating in the Kingdom of Tonga. TCDT's focus is Poverty Alleviation with special attention on the less developed, more disadvantaged areas and communities of Tonga with specific interest in the poorest of the poor.

TCDT was established in 1979 as the Foundation of the Peoples of the South Pacific Tonga (FSP Tonga). The original focus of the organization was on women's development and health issues, including water supply and poverty alleviation. The organization was renamed Tonga Community Development Trust in 1985.

Vision: "Our vision is for the poor and disadvantaged communities in Tonga to live in a clean, prosperous and secured environment and actively participate in the sustainable development of their community.".
Vision: "Working together with stakeholders and communities in Tonga to improve, but not limited to the following areas: home, family and community health; environmental sustainability; village women's development; rural water supply; community agro-forestry; social, human and community development training; disaster preparedness and rehabilitation; and human rights and good governance".