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November 2023 Update from IHP

Charles Powell writing:


Thanksgiving is behind us, but there is plenty for which we give thanks this year. We have been truly blessed with the reorganization of IHP, the purchase of land, the completion of a wonderful business plan for the construction and operation of the proposed operations at Zuzu, and most important of all, we have been blessed by our faithful supporters. I won't pretend that we have not had difficult times and decisions, but God has truly "worked all things together for good..." (Romans 8:28). As an added blessing, The Lofstroms and I had some personal belongings in the house at Zinga. Those are now transferred for storage in Zuzu. I hope we put them back in service soon at Zuzu. As you come to the end of 2023, please consider ways to share your time, talents, and treasures. If you are so moved, consider IHP for your end of year donations. May each and every one have a blessed and prosperous New Year!


Paula and Denny writing:

The BIG news is that the matching grant for nursing education at St. John’s University has been met! This is in big part thanks to First Lutheran Church of Newton, Iowa. Thank you to that faithful congregation and also to the individuals who also gave.

The mission of IHP is ‘To Improve Healthcare in Tanzania’ and an important way to do that is by providing quality nursing education that will be spread across all of Tanzania.


So many organizations are reaching out to you asking for support. We are pleased and amazed that our loyal donors continue their faith in us and our dedication to the medically underserved in Tanzania.

One of Mother Theresa’s sayings is, “It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” You inspire us to keep going forward, no matter how slowly, to share the love and healing of God with the people of Tanzania. Thank you.

To continue the effort, please send your Christmas giving for the people of Tanzania to:

IHP -Duane Quanbeck, Treasurer

2024 E. 6th Ave. N.

Newton, IA. 50208

Or go to our website, www.ihptz.org and click on Donate

Or call Duane at 641-831-9170

As you prepare for Christmas, please know the love and gratitude that is returned to you by the people of Tanzania.

Blessings and gratitude,

Paula and Denny


Miriam Mugo writing:

Hello everyone, hope this email finds you well and in high spirits. I am writing to express my deepest gratitude for the incredible opportunity you have provided to me through your generous sponsorship to pursue my studies. I am truly humbled and appreciative of your support. I am amazed by the dedication and commitment of IHP US and TZ towards helping individuals achieve their educational goals. Your belief in my potential has not only boosted my confidence but has given me the motivation to excel. The financial assistance you provided alleviated a significant burden from my shoulders. It allowed me to focus wholeheartedly on my studies without having to worry about the financial strain that often accompanies higher education. Moreover, the support and guidance I received from IHP US and TZ have been invaluable. The opportunities to connect with professionals in my field of study have broadened my horizons and provided me with insights that I would not have gained otherwise.

I am truly grateful for the trust you placed in me, and I am committed to working diligently with you to make a positive impact in the field of healthcare. Once again, I extend my heartfelt gratitude to International Health Partners US and TZ for making my educational journey possible. I am honored to be associated with an organization that is dedicated to transforming lives through better healthcare. I have passed successfully with 4.3 GPA and I graduate on the 30th November,2023. You are all welcome to celebrate with me on this achievement. “ASANTENI SANA” [Thank you to all]. And am also willing to go another step ahead (PHD). Best regards, Miriam Selemani Shabani writing: It has been an exciting few weeks for IHP-TZ. Our head nurse Miriam Mugo has finished the Master of Science in Nursing Education for 2 years. She did so very well and we are so proud of her and we are so pleased to have her work with IHP. I am very busy working on the drawings for the buildings for Zuzu Medical Center. I remember seeing Denny at his desk for long hours doing the drawings for our previous projects. Now I understand it takes a lot of work, takes lots of time. But it is very good to prepare all the drawings and have them ready for this new project here in Dodoma. The drawings must then be reviewed by an architect and then by the Ministry of Health of Tanzania. Also, I am working on getting the prices for the building materials and construction equipment too. This will let us know how much to raise for the project and also for equipment. Next month I will be sharing with you the list of what is needed right away and how much things will cost. Everything is coming together and that is a miracle in itself! Thank you to you all for your generous donations. God bless you. Selemani Shabani Vice President of IHP-TZ and IHP-TZ Building Contractor


Paula Lofstrom Managing Director International Health Partners, US & Tz It is in kindness to others that we find true joy. Desmond Tutu A gift to the very poor can enrich the world. Let there be peace on Earth and let it begin with me.

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