Tia Nuru

Offers consultancy and training services in the area of green building and sustainable lifestyle
2013 SEED Africa Award Winner Green Technologies Arusha, Tanzania

Tia Nuru offers consultancy and training services in the area of green building and sustainable lifestyle in the city of Arusha, which is currently experiencing a property boom. To reach both low- and high-income groups, products and pricing are differentiated depending on the target group: homeowners, hotels and lodges, corporations, schools or NGOs. The enterprise offers products and training courses in cob building, compost toilets, grey-water reuse systems and sustainable farming. It reaches its clients via existing information networks and through its partners.

Eco-Inclusive Impacts

Tia Nuru reduces the environmental footprint of their customers while promoting new services to the local community and preserving local resources. 
  • Empowering the community of Arusha through providing training in green building, enabling the community to implement sustainable practices locally.
  • Raising environmental awareness among school children by providing training in sustainable lifestyles, targeting over 150 children per year in five years time.
  • Reducing GHG emissions by avoiding manufactured building materials, such as cement, and increasing energy efficiency.
  • Increasing the use of environmentally friendly materials, such as cob for walls.
  • Reducing water use through the installation of compost toilets and grey-water reuse systems.
  • Currently providing employment opportunities for five people, with the potential to hire more than 20 people in the next five years, each with annual income of USD 900.





This enterprise is supported through its partnerships with various stakeholders, ranging from national and international organisations, investors, research institutes, suppliers, governmental bodies, NGOs, other social and environmental enterprises and more.

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Laura Tarimo
P.O. Box 7137
Arusha, Tanzania
Tel: +255 688039996

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