Poverty Eradication Network Trust

Serving Central Tanzania

Pictures

These pages contain pictures illustrating the work that we do at PEN Trust. We also think that they portray the beauty and promise of Tanzania.

So, please, have a look through them.

Introducing Rashid

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

Rashidi overseeing construction at the Mango ChurchPEN Trust is proud to announce the addition of Rashid Rajabu Senge to our staff. Rashid has a background in accounting but also in the construction field, so he has been wearing many hats already. Rashid started his official work supervising the construction at Ikhanoda Secondary School where floor and verandah foundations were poured. Next he supervised the construction of the roof on the “Mango Church” in Miyuji. And recently he has been helping prepare the book consignment for distribution.

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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Can Less Than A Dollar Really Accomplish Anything?

Written by Andrea on Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Filed under: General News, Pictures

Doctor Irunde at Ikhanoda Dispensary At the Ikhanoda Dispensary that services five large villages for about 11,000 people, it can save a life. When guests of PEN Trust visited the dispensary to deliver t-shirts and a few supplies, we were met by Doctor Irunde with a heavy heart. His face reflected his worry as he told us that he was all out of IV drips and did not know what he would do if a patient in need came.
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Built For The Village By The Village (and a few special guests)

Written by Andrea on Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Filed under: General News, Pictures, Major Projects

Solveig Misner Carrying Stones for the Foundation of Classrooms at Ikhanoda Secondary SchoolWhen Solveig Misner returns home to the US, she may be asked if she did anything special for her birthday while she was away in Tanzania. Solveig, alongside parents and villagers surrounding the Ikhanoda Secondary School, helped to prepare flooring to complete two classrooms and their verandas on her special day. The funds for the materials and skilled labor were made possible by another donor in Los Angeles, California, USA.
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Veteran Soccer Coach Visits Village Teams

Written by Andrea on Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Filed under: General News, Pictures

Msimihi and Ikhanoda Youth Soccer ClubsNeighboring villages, Ikhanoda and Msimihi, had a pleasant surprise when their team captains were asked to arrange an impromptu game against each other.
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Feed My Starving Children Delegation Arrives

Written by Andrea on Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Filed under: General News, Pictures, Major Projects

Patty and Denise with Kindergarten kids from NkhunguFeed My Starving Children representative, Patty Kleve, and friend Denise Spanbauer spent two weeks with PEN Trust visiting elders and families that had benefitted from the food we received from FMSC.
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Meet Edmund

Written by Mungwe on Sunday, November 13, 2005
Filed under: General News, Pictures

Edmund stands holding carvings he has made.

Edmund is a wood carver from Mvumi, Tanzania, about 45 kms from Dodoma town.

He has started a carving cooperative, in which girls and boys are learning the trade.

The carvings turn beautiful mkongolo wood into the striking forms of African animals and men and women doing daily tasks.

PEN Trust is seeking to find markets for the art produced in Edmund’s cooperative. Please contact us if you would like to purchase carvings.

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