Tanzania Mission to the Poor and Disabled (PADI)

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


PADI is committed to the improvement of diabled and other categories of the poor through various forms of social Economic development, Community awareness, building advocacy and Networking.


We envision a community where marginalized group including Older people, the Disabled and other categories of the poor are sustainably supported and empowered.

PADI Values

  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Transparency
  • Accountability
  • Teamwork and Partnership
  • Sustainability
  • Value for Money
  • Creativity and Innovativeness
  • Networking
  • Mutual respect and Care

Our CEO and leadership group

Iskaka L. Msigwa, Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Iskaka L. Msigwa is the Chief Executive at Tanzania Mission to the Poor and Disabled (PADI) from 17th June 1999. Iskaka had the vision of helping the Needy Older people, the poor and Disabled in Ruvuma Region, and PADI was founded to meet the vision targets. With Iskaka leadership PADI complied under the NGO Act (2002) and received the full registration. From 2008 to date PADI mission have extended beyond Ruvuma region, now the mission is to all over the country (Tanzania).