Poverty Eradication Network Trust

Serving Central Tanzania

Meet the Brinkman Family

Written by Andrea on Monday, April 9, 2007
Filed under: General News

Russ, Heidi, Justin and Jilliane Brinkman from Rogers, Minnesota, USA have shown their support for the work of PEN Trust in various ways. They have donated toys, games, clothing, a boom box and school supplies of their own. They have also sponsored one student, Sophia Mohamed, to secondary school in Dodoma and have supplied her with a care package needed for boarding school. They also send care packages for other scholarship students and younger children filled with beautiful new and used clothing. We are so grateful for all the ways this family has touched the hearts of children half way around the world in Tanzania.


Felt book bags made by Jilliane BrinkmanOne of the items that Jilliane and her family donated were school packs – these packs contained rulers, crayons, markers, pencils and other necessary items for primary children.


Andrea and Heidi Brinkman in Minnesota.Andrea and Heidi Brinkman while meeting in the US in 2006.


“Ms. Wall” and Jilliane. As Andrea was Jilliane’s Kindergarten teacher she cannot bring herself to call her by her first name.


Care package for boarding school.This is the care package sent for Sophia as she heads to boarding school in Dodoma from the village. The kit includes: two bed sheets and pillow case, pillow, blanket, bath towel and washcloth, toothbrush and toothpaste, comb, lotion, shampoo and conditioner, soap, feminine products along with a soccer ball and sturdy duffle bag.


Andrea handing over boarding school care package items to Sophia Mohamed.Items being handed over to Sophia before she leaves for school.





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