Poverty Eradication Network Trust

Serving Central Tanzania

Events in USA

In order to sustain PEN Trust’ s work and generate income for the Tanzanian women and men we seek to assist, we occassionally hold events in the United States. A common event is a sale of art objects produced here in Central Tanzania.

Holiday Craft Sale in Minnesota

Written by Andrea on Thursday, December 10, 2009
Filed under: General News, Pictures, Events in USA, Major Projects

Poverty Eradication Network Trust
Welcomes You to Our Holiday Craft Sale

Noah's Ark available at the sale

Dates: Friday, December 18 - Saturday, December 19
Times: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Friday and 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Saturday
Place: 8924 - 40 1/2 Avenue North in New Hope, Minnesota Continue reading…

HELP NEEDED!

Written by Andrea on Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Filed under: General News, Events in USA

Children at Ikhanoda villagePEN Trust has been shipped a 40 foot container of food from Feed My Starving Children in Minnesota. Our problem is that through miscommunication the food arrived two months before the date we were given and has thus incurred large storage charges. FMSC is willing to pay for a portion of it but we need to cover the remaining $10,000.00. CAN YOU HELP?

Feed My Starving Children Visit

Written by Andrea on Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Filed under: General News, Pictures, Events in USA, Major Projects

MungweABC Athman presenting a gift to the Board of Directors and to Executive Director of FMSC, Mark Crea.PEN Trust had the opportunity to visit the Feed My Starving Children headquarters in Brooklyn Park, MN while in the US. After presenting the Board of Directors with a gift, we gave an update of food distributions throughout the Dodoma and Singida regions as well as highlighted further needs. FMSC with shipping help from Operation Blessing have generously donated a 40 foot container that will be arriving the first week of August 2006.
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Books For Africa Warehouse Visit

Written by Andrea on Monday, August 28, 2006
Filed under: General News, Pictures, Events in USA, Major Projects

Sign in St. Paul, Minnesota for the Books For Africa office and warehouse space.Books For Africa continues to have a strong partnership with PEN Trust. While in the US, we had the opportunity to meet with Patrick Plonski, Executive Director, to meet the staff and tour the warehouse. Through the generous donation of the George Seymour Bissell Foundation, a 40 foot container will be arriving in September 2006.
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PEN Trust Visits Partners in Ohio

Written by Andrea on Monday, August 28, 2006
Filed under: General News, Pictures, Events in USA

Jill Bliss, Andrea Wall, Mungwe ABC Athman and Pastor David Bliss in Bowling Green, Ohio Part of the visit to the US included a trip to Ohio to visit partners there. Pastor David Bliss, wife Jill and daughter Rachel were our hosts for our stay in Bowling Green. Pastor Bliss has been a long time friend of PEN’s and comes to visit at least once a year.
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Poverty Eradication Network of Tanzania Formed

Written by Andrea on Thursday, August 10, 2006
Filed under: General News, Events in USA

R. Donald Hawkinson, Attorney of LawR. Donald Hawkinson, Attorney of Law, practicing in Minneapolis was instrumental in the formation of PEN of TZ. He was able to accommodate us into his busy schedule and help us understand the intricacies of the IRS paperwork and forms. He welcomed us to his home and will soon be coming to visit us here in Tanzania. Karibu sana!
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PEN Trust Goes to the USA

Written by Andrea on Wednesday, August 9, 2006
Filed under: General News, Events in USA

Mungwe standing by the Welcome to Minnesota sign on the South Dakota borderFor six weeks, PEN Trust Directors, Mungwe ABC Athman and Andrea Wall were in the US. The main purpose of the visit was to register a sister NGO in the US named Poverty Eradication Network of Tanzania. (See separate story.) Other purposes were to connect with current partners and donors as well as create new partnerships. Although six weeks sounded like a long time - many partners and programs were not able to be visited - we sincerely apologize for that! Take a look at some of the people and projects we did have a chance to meet with…
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