Who we are

Tanzania mission to the Poor and Disabled (PADI) formally known as Ruvuma Mission to the Poor and Disabled (PADI) was established on 17th June 1999 and registered as an NGO on 22nd November 1999 with registration certificate No. So: 10140. On the 3rd September 2008 PADI Complied under the NGO Act (2002) and received registration No. 0795. To date the organization has a total number of 300 members, of whom 113 are male and 187 female. PADI mainly deals with water wells construction, provision of entrepreneurship skills, loans to small businesses and farmers, HIV/AIDS, malaria education, legal aid services, revolving animal schemes and sensitizing communities to support vulnerable older people (OP), disabled and poor at a grassroots level for the purpose of poverty alleviation in rural and urban areas. PADI is operating nationally and its head office is located in Songea Municipal depot near Angaza office in Ruvuma with three sub- offices one at Njombe Town, Namtumbo and Mbinga districts. PADI is an Affiliate of Help Age International

IDOP Day in Mbinga DC

MZEE KWANZA Kuelekea uchumi wa viwanda: Tuthamini Mchango, Uzoefu na Ushirirki wa Wazee kwa Maendeleo ya Taifa.

Goats Revolving Scheme

Goats Revolving Scheme - Income Generating Activities (IGA) for older people to improve their income, livelihood and wellbeing and that of their grandchildren.

Gardening, Income Generating Activities

Income Generating Activities (IGA) for older people to improve their income, livelihood and wellbeing and that of their grandchildren.

Water project, Well Drilling

Water project - Reduce time wastage for students and the community on finding water far away from schools and homes; improve community and school hygiene and sanitation; improve children performance at school; reduce/prevent water borne diseases in the community and school children.



PADI has shown greater commitment, transparent and trustfulness in managing donor funds, working closely with government and good result of work at field level (to the beneficiaries) with sustainable manner as a result in November 2011, PADI was awarded by The Foundation for Civil Society ‘’the Civil Society Excellence Award 2011 Second run-up’’ out of over 523 CSOs which participated in the competition in Tanzania.


While in 2012 PADI was awarded by the same organization ‘’the Civil Society Excellence Award 2012 first run-up out of 581 CSOs which participated in the competition.

Help Age International

PADI has worked with HelpAge International for many years and became an Affiliate in October 2011. Tanzania Mission to the Poor and Disabled (PADI) is a NGO that works to improve the lives and social welfare of the poor, disabled and older people in Tanzania.
PADI works on HIV and AIDS projects. These include working with communities to make them aware of the needs of vulnerable older people regarding prevention and treatment of HIV.
The organisation works at grassroots level to alleviate poverty in both rural and urban areas. They also build wells and providing training and small loans to businesses and farmers.

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