Cooperatives and NGOs
Arusha Region has had a proliferation of Cooperatives and Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) even before independence. Many of these were and are aimed at providing services in the development process of communities. There are 294 registered primary cooperative societies.
Apart from SACCOS, the region also has other 55 consumer cooperatives operate registered and operate in the region.
Arusha region has 158 active NGOs, particularly those engaged in programmes such as HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns, business promotion and provision of assistance to cooperative societies.