113 Experiences in Projects Implementations:

Our organization expertise: The main areas being health and nutrition. Other areas are agriculture, entrepreneurship, community development, lobbying and advocacy on influencing the policy change/formation to policy makers to as shown below:

  1. From October 2017 to September 2021 PADI is implementing USAID Kizazi Kipya Project in four Councils Mbinga DC,Mbinga TC,Songea DC and Songea DC with a total budget of over4.4.billion funded by USAID through Pact –Tanzania.


  1. From 2016 to 2020 implemented a project known as “Increased community access to justice through strengthening district paralegal services in Njombe region”; in Njombe TC, Njombe DC, Makambako, Wanging’ombe, Makete and Ludewa districts” in Njombe funded by Legal Service Facility (LSF) valuing 728,642,500 million as Regional Mentor Organization (RMO)


  1. From 2020, March to Sept.2020, PADI is implementing Faith and Community Initiative (FCI) Project financed by USAID through PACT with a total budget of over Tsh.2.01billion


  1. From May 2013 to March 2017 PADI implemented PAMOJA TUWALEE project in Namtumbo district financed by Pact Tanzania, Valuing210 million (USAID funded project), the project was supporting the Most Vulnerable Children (MVC) and ECD.


  1. From July 2014 to 2017 PADI implemented a project named as Reducing poverty by improving the Health of Older People in Africa” funded by Help Age International/UK AID with total budget of 540 million
  2. From May 2017 to 2019 PADI implemented USAID Boresha Afya Project in Namtumbo DC, Mbinga DC and TC and Nyasa DC, funded by Deloitte, valuing 380 million.
  3. From 2014-2016 PADI implemented a project known as “Increased Capacity of Women and Men to access Legal Right Services in Wanging’ombe, Makete and Ludewa districts” in Njombe funded by Legal Service Facilities (LSF) valuing 300 million


  1. From 2009-2011 PADI implemented a project known as “Improved access to Health Rights and Entitlements to older People and their dependents” funded by Cord Aid and Help Age International valuing Tsh. 763 Million.


  1. From 2003 to date PADI has constructed 73 improved traditional water wells in Songea Municipality in three peripheral wards and 8 bore holes in 8 secondary schools. In total the project is benefiting more than 17,000 people including school children. The project was funded by Run for Africa from USA, Peace Corps, Help Age International and Blue Planet Run Foundation (BPRF) costed over Tshs. 40,000.000.


  1. From May 2012 to Sept.2013 PADI implemented a project known as ‘’Reducing New HIV infection among MARPS’’ Peramiho- Mbinga road junction. Funded by FHI360 valuing about 106 million


  1. From 2012 to 2014 PADI implemented COMMIT Project (malaria program in Ruvuma-Songea Municipality) funded by Johns Hope Kings University (JHU)) a project Valuing over 23 Million (USAID funded project).


  1. From October 2010 to September 2012 PADI also implemented COMMIT Project as a Regional Fund Holder (RFH) funded by PSI-Tanzania valuing 106, 313, 862 the project was implemented in 4 districts in Ruvuma region including Mbinga, Namtumbo, Songea Rural and Tunduru working with 4 CBOs (one from each district (USAID funded project)


  1. From 2006 to 2008 PADI implemented a project known as Older people securing their services delivery entitlements as stipulated under MKUKUTA in Songea Municipality at Mshangano ward funded by The Foundation for Civil Society through Help Age International costed Tshs.32 million.


  1. During the same period (2006 - 2008), PADI managed a revolving goat project benefiting over 7000 direct beneficiaries (2000 older people, 5000 OVC) and over 18,000 people are indirect beneficiaries covering 13 wards out of 40 wards in three councils (Namtumbo, Songea Rural and Songea Municipal). The project was co-funded by EU AND Help Age International (with value of about Tshs. 140 Million).


  1. Revolving poultry scheme from 12 beneficiaries in 2001 to more than 500 beneficiaries in 2013 Funded by HAIT and PADI members (value of the project investment, Tshs. 2 million)


  1. For over 20 years now PADI is implementing a micro-credit scheme which started with 10 beneficiaries in year 2000 to over 1500 beneficiaries to date, funded by Help Age International, Cord Aid, SATF and PADI members (valuing Tshs. 90 million).


  1. From 2003 to date PADI is conducting HIV/AIDS education to older people in various councils in Ruvuma and Njombe whereby over 70,000 people (older people and orphans) have benefited from the program.


  1. From 2000 to date PADI managed to provide support to 17 disabled school children. The support included 4 wheel chairs, uniforms, matrices, food stuffs and scholastic materials funded by Birgita Skoog, PADI members, Magreth Mkanga (MP), SATF and CRDB Bank Valuing Tshs. 13 million.


  1. PADI has managed to provide various forms of support to 50 vulnerable older people. The support included 50 matrices, 50 blankets, food stuffs, 16 new houses built and over 10,000 older people and their families registered for Community Health Fund (CHF) to access free medical services for 8 years funded by Help Age International.


  1. Older People data collection in 71 wards in Songea District Council funded by Songea District Council, 3.4 million and Established HIV/AIDS OP Peer educators in 3 wards, Ndongosi, Mpitimbi and Magagura at Tshs. 3 million cost, funded by Songea District Council, 2011.


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. PADI mainly deals with supporting Older people, MVCs people with disability, water wells construction, provision of entrepreneurship skills, loans to small businesses and farmers, HIV/AIDS, malaria education, legal aid services, revolving animal schemes and advocating for policy change on age and ageing. PADI is operating nationally and its head office is located in Songea Municipal depot near Angaza office in Ruvuma with FOUR sub- offices one at Njombe Town, second in Namtumbo, third is at Unangwa PADI Center and the fourth is in Mbinga district. PADI is an Affiliate of Help Age International.

Our Focus

PADI has been involved in improvement of the social welfare of older people, the disabled and other categories of the poor through various forms of social economic development, community awareness building, advocacy and networking.


PADI envision a community where marginalized groups including older people, the disabled and other categories of the poor are sustainably supported and empowered.

Mission Statement

PADI's mission is to contribute to the improvement of the social welfare of older people, the disabled and other categories of the poor through various forms of social economic development, community awareness building, advocacy and networking.

Our Values

PADI holds itself to the highest levels of integrity and has a very strong commitment to the following values:

  1. Integrity
  2. Honesty
  3. Accountability
  4. Transparency
  5. Sustainability
  6. Teamwork and Partnership
  7. Creativity and Innovativeness
  8. Value for Money
  9. Mutual respect and Care
  10. Networking