The main objective of the Association is to address problems of disorganized mining, including mining related activities, economic hardships, poverty alleviation, and prevention of diseases affecting
society in general, and Women Miners and children in particular. Tanzania
Much has been done by the Association, in terms of organizing Women Miners, and educating them on the hazards of indiscriminate mining, and its effect to the environment. But, it has become apparent that Women Miners, need to be empowered, through economic means as well. TAWOMA members, are engaged in small scale mining of gemstones, gold, diamonds, and industrial mineral in Tanga, Morogoro, Dodoma, Singida, Shinyanga, Mbeya, Manyara, Arusha, Ruvuma, Lindi, Musoma, Karagwe, and Mwanza.