Archive for October 27, 2009

Building Walls Build Hope – New Photos from PaKachele Primary School

By Regan Murray, Co-President
Angela by Kachele wall
Angela walks by a future classroom


I have a dream – because everybody is allowed to dream – of a school for orphans and vulnerable children in my neighborhood of N’gombe Compound. The school will care for children whose parents have died from AIDS and whose caretakers struggle to pay for food, clothing, and school fees.


These words came from the determined mouth of Mrs. Angela Malik, a Zambian woman working tirelessly to care for children in Lusaka, the capital of Zambia. Along with three other visitors from the U.S., I sat listening to Angela’s dream that night in March 2006, wondering if and how I could help. Read more

Temwani Welcomes New Board Member and Officer

Help us welcome two new members of the Temwani team!

Jessica Dillon – Board member

Jessica DillonJessica, new to Board in 2009, is a Trader within the Treasury Department of the Federal Home
Loan Bank of Des Moines, where she focuses on balancing the market risks
of fixed income securities within the Bank. She has worked in finance
for 10 years on the West Coast and in the Midwest.

She has been involved in the fundraising efforts of Temwani over the
past two years, helping with the Annual Holiday Angels program and
hosting fundraisers for the Kachele Primary School. Jessica lives in
Des Moines, IA.

Mackenzie Smith – Treasurer

Mackenzie SmithMackenzie is a fixed income trader with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines and has worked in the Treasury Department for the last five years.  Mackenzie focuses on long term investment opportunities for the Bank.

She first became involved with Temwani’s Annual Holiday Angel program two years ago and has been addicted ever since.  She currently resides in Des Moines, Iowa.