Tanzania’s population is among the youngest in the world. More than two-thirds of its population is composed of people under the age of 25. The World Bank1 estimates that a quarter of those in the 15-34 age bracket are underemployed. In 2019, the estimated youth unemployment rate in Tanzania was at 3.43 percent. The high unemployment rate has made most of Tanzania’s youth to embark in entrepreneurship activities to pull themselves out of poverty. There is also a trend where employed youth engage in different economic activities to make extra income. Either undertaken as a full time or part-time endeavour, there is an entrenched perception of entrepreneurship as a second-option or plan B after one has failed to make it to the formal employment sector.

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