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Chidya OPD

New building of Chidya health centre at south Tanzania, for Masasi people, project funded by African Palms, selling palm crosses

The Chidya out patients department serves a number of villages including Namaunya, Ngalinje, Chiwata, Namdimba and Mkudumba.  It is the only health centre in that area so people are really reliant on the services it provides. However it was built in 1954 and was in such a state of disrepair that the government had threatened to close it down. The plan proposed by the diocese of Masasi was to construct new buildings including  a laboratory,  and also to install solar panels and proper rainwater harvesting systems to provide reliable electricity and water supplies essential for healthcare. 

The trust provided £9000 in 2018 and a further £6200 in 2019 to assist with the project.

New building view of Chidya health centre at south Tanzania, for Masasi people, project funded by African Palms, selling palm crosses
New building for Chidya health centre
New building view of Chidya health centre at south Tanzania, for Masasi people, project funded by African Palms, selling palm crosses
New building for Chidya health centre
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Namikunda Primary School

a kid standing at Namikunda primary school, a village where palm crosses are made, project funded by African Palms, help to build more classrooms

Namikunda is one of the villages where the Palm Crosses are made. Discussions with the village elders and the diocese of Masasi came to the conclusion that instead of a water project the village would benefit more from investment in its school.

In the three years 2017, 2018 and 2019 £13,000 has been provided to help construct a number of new classrooms for the Namikunda primary school.

kids at Namikunda primary school, a village where palm crosses are made, project funded by African Palms, help to build more classrooms
Kids at Namikunda Primary School

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Agricultural Project Namasakata

tree planting project funded by African Palms, selling palm crosses

In 2019 the trust provided £3100 to a project implemented by the Anglican Church of Tanzania.

The area concerned was/is facing lower and lower crop yields, also there has become a lack of wood for fuel.

The aim was to train farmers to use better systems to increase crop yields and also to implement a program of tree planting,  starting with 12,000 trees including orange, mango, pawpaw, passion and a majority of Mikaratus and Miaborea.