APA Is the charity formed in 1985 (no 291988) The charity owns African Palms Ltd who covenant any profits each year into the trust. The aim of the trust is  to support education and healthcare in the area where the crosses are made.

Future/ Current Projects:

Clean water supplies for the 8 villages where the Palm Crosses are made
Support for training 2 students in environmental studies

2016

Special Needs Department of Masasi Primary School

Children at the school

Children at the school

The New toilet Block

The New toilet Block

Masasi primary school has about 1000 pupils, of these 70 are in the special needs section, many are albinos with sight problems. African Palms funded the construction of a new toilet block, and a further grant of £2216.00 was given for equipment. In July 2016 we visited the school and found the toilet block completed but not yet in use.

Water project for Misechela Village

The current water suppl

The current water suppl

Funding was provided to try and complete a water pipeline project which had stalled a year earlier. The aim of the project is to provide the 1508 Misechela villagers and other nearby vilages with clean and safe water.

Marumba Village, Bore Hole, Beekeeping and Goat Rearing project

Drilling the bore hole in Murumba Village

Drilling the bore hole in Murumba Village

A project which TDT (Tanzanian Development Trust) Pays 40% and a European Charity pays 60%. TDT had run out of money so African Palms paid £3100.00 to continue the project. This is one of the villages where Palm crosses are made.

Reroofing the sisters house at Mtandi

outside the sisters house

outside the sisters house

We funded a new roof for the sisters house at Mtandi. In July 2016 we visited the site with Bishop James and found building work well under way.

outside the sisters house

outside the sisters house

New roof

New roof

Recent Projects:

2015

Rondo tree planting project

starting the planting

starting the planting

more planting

more planting

African Palms provided £5769.00 to help plant 12,000 trees and plants in an area where ‘slash and burn’ agriculture had been the practice. Slash and burn basically means felling the trees on one plot of land, using it, then abandoning it, and then moving on to the next plot, not the best practice environmentally.

Operating Theatre At Lulindi

Early construction work

Early construction work

Dr lawi Issa had asked for funds to build a new operating theatre at Lulindi Health Centre, he was carrying out operations using a kitchen table in a room that had a curtain for a door.
We visited in July 2016 and work was progressing but they were still some way away from completion

Mnyambe Dispensary

The New Building

The New Building

The Mnyambe dispensary serves six villages in the area. The government had started work on a new outpatients department, which was left totally incomplete. The dispensary applied for funds to complete the project. African Palms provided £13,000.00 to complete the project.
We visited the project in July 2016 and found it very near completion.

The New Building

The New Building

Mothers At Clinic

Mothers At Clinic

2014

We have provided funds towards 3 projects organised by the Britain Tanzania Society
1) £5300 to complete the Miungo water project in the Mtwara region.

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Collecting water now

Collecting water now

Collecting water now

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Digging Trench for the pipeline

The project was completed in 2014.
The water project has been a big success! On a recent visit villagers told us how it had changed their lives. The headmaster of the local school told us how it had made a big difference to children’s education because children were now able to attend school instead of having to go and collect water.
In 2015 funds were provided to extend the pipeline to Chipinpinbi.

Local children at one of the water points

Local children at one of the water points

Carrying the water a much shorter distance!

Carrying the water a much shorter distance!

Another water point

Another water point

2) £7000 towards the Matongo Dispensary project in the Mara Region.

Building work for dispensary

Building work for dispensary

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Borehole to provide water for dispensary

Completed and water supply completed in 2014

3) £11,000 to complete the fundraising for the FGM safehouse in the Mara region

FGM Safehouse

Safehouse near completion October 2014

The safe house was completed in 2014 in time for the’cutting season’ and 134 girls were saved. A vocational training centre was given the African Palms name.”

Outside the safehouse

Outside the safehouse

Inside the vocational training centre

Inside the vocational training centre

2013

APA is funding a project to build a hostel for secondary school girls in Masasi. The building has been delayed a little because of flooding in the area at the beginning of 2014.

The hostel was completed and opened in 2015.

Girls standing outside hostel

Girls standing outside hostel

Dormitory

Dormitory

Dining Hall

Dining Hall

2012

In 2012 £30,000.00 was given to the Tanzanian Education Authority, and 500 desks were made at Ndanda by local carpenters, for 12 schools in the villages where the palm crosses are made.

Desks being unloaded

Desks being unloaded

Desks Arrive!

Desks Arrive!

Taking the desks into school

Taking the desks into school

2011

Officer Masasi recording books before distribution

Education officer in Masasi recording books before distribution

In 2011 £45,000.00 was given to the Tanzanian Education Authority who bought required textbooks for 156 primary schools in the Masasi area.

Pupils of Mkuti primary in a happy mood after receiving books

Pupils of Mkuti primary school holding books from African palms

Pupils of Mkuti Primary holding books from Talbort

Pupils of Mkuti primary school holding books from African palms

2010

In 2010 £3500.00 was sent to the Masasi Eye Clinic for medical supplies.

2008

In 2008 £34562.00 was given to the Tanzanian Education Authority for books.