Poverty Eradication Network Trust

Serving Central Tanzania

Major Projects

These are the some of the larger projects that PEN Trust has carried out.

BFA Container Arrives

Written by Andrea on Monday, December 18, 2006
Filed under: General News, Pictures, Major Projects

Books, books and more booksAfter five months, the container from Books For Africa arrived at our warehouse in Dodoma. This container was donated to PEN Trust through BFA and the George Seymour Bissel Foundation.
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FMSC Container Arrives

Written by Andrea on Friday, November 24, 2006
Filed under: General News, Major Projects

FMSC container arriving at warehouseAfter eight months, the long awaited 40 foot container from Feed My Starving Children arrived. As Thanksgiving is celebrated in the US, we are thankful for the thousands of nourishing fortified rice meals for the needy of Tanzania.
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Books For Africa and Better World Books Visit

Written by Andrea on Friday, September 1, 2006
Filed under: General News, Pictures, Major Projects

Better World Books and Books For Africa visit to the PEN Trust warehouseIn July, PEN Trust hosted ten guests from Books For Africa and Better World Books, based in Atlanta, GA. Better World Books is an online book seller and is the major financial contributor to BFA. The Executive Director, David Murphy and family along with several regional directors and warehouse managers came to see the process of book distribution. BFA selected PEN Trust to be the model non profit for their site visit. We are thankful for the continued support from BFA.
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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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Thanks From Dr. Irunde

Written by Andrea on Thursday, April 27, 2006
Filed under: General News, Major Projects

Dr. Irunde receiving scrubsDr. Irunde of the Ikhanoda Dispensary sends his appreciation to the donors that helped purchase scrubs, a blood pressure cuff, IV supplies, a stethoscope and more basic supplies.

Food Delivered to Village Elders

Written by Andrea on Thursday, February 23, 2006
Filed under: General News, Pictures, Major Projects

Solveig and Mungwe delivering food from FMSC to Ramadan who is recovering from a recent strokePEN Trust guests from the US had the opportunity to deliver food from Feed My Starving Children to village elders and other families in need. Many of the recipients are widows and widowers who cannot cultivate their own fields and rely on their children and grandchildren for complete support. During droughts like we are experiencing now, this can become a source of conflict within families.
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Books For Africa Delegation Arrives

Written by Andrea on Thursday, February 23, 2006
Filed under: General News, Pictures, Major Projects

Inspecting Container in DarPEN Trust has been very fortunate to receive another 20 foot container of quality classroom books and supplies from Books For Africa with additional supplies coming from other friends in Minnesota and NW Ohio.

Catherine Martignacco, representing the donor community, arrived in Dodoma the same day the shipment was being unloaded. Catherine, Andrea and Rashidi in the Workshop After inspecting the consignment in the Dodoma warehouse, the delegation spent a week in the villages of Singida visiting schools that have benefited from the previous shipment as well as schools that will receive books from the new consignment.
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