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Pensions Fund Donates To Orphanage 

By Cosmas Makalla, The Citizen

 

November 24, 2008

 

Tanzania

 

The Parastatal Pensions Fund (PPF) has donated foodstuffs and cash to Kibowa orphan centre at Lemara village in Arusha. 

The money was raised by 89 participants in a recent seminar. 

The Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation organised the event which was sponsored by PPF. 

The orphanage has been facing a financial shortage to buy food and pay rent. 

PPF public relations manager Sarah Kibonde-Msika said the seminar participants raised Sh1.2 million after realising that the orphanage had problems when they visited it. The donation included 100 kilos of rice, sugar and beans, and 40 litres of cooking oil. 

Forty litres of kerosene, toothpastes, toothbrushes, table salt, match boxes, biscuits and juices were also donated. 

PPF donated Sh180,000 for the centre to pay rent. The orphanage is required to pay a Sh72,000 rent every month. 

Orphanage chairperson Sifael Mchome, the centre was established in 2005 and had 80 children. 

Now it has 42 children, 22 of them girls and the rest boys aged between three to 18 years. 

The centre gets support from well-wishers such as companies. But the donations are not reliable. 

She urged people to support the orphanage.


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