The aim of African Palms is to give people living in a very poor part of Tanzania the possibility of earning some extra money. The people’s daily work is the planting of maize, millet and some ground nuts to feed themselves and their families.
The important thing about the Palm Cross project is that it does not interfere with their work of producing the food they need to live.
African Palms was started in 1965 and after a very small beginning has grown so that churches in the USA, Canada, Sweden, Norway and other European countries now buy African Palm Crosses for their Palm Sunday Service.
(image: The House where Alan Talbot lived in 1965. It was from here he started the project. Two of his helpers stand in front of the house.)
People look forward to being able to do the work. Their work is really good and the crosses are made beautifully. Here in the United Kingdom at the end of each year, if there is any money over after all the costs are paid, it is covenanted to a charitable trust The African Palms Association. The trust aims to give help to schools and for medical work in the area.