Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease 2 9x5x3 in loaf pans or 3 8 1/2x4 1/2x 2 1/2 in. loaf pans. In large bowl, cream shortening & sugar until fluffy. Stir in eggs, pumpkin, and water. Blend in flour, baking soda, salt, & baking powder. (Optional: mix in cinnamon, and cloves with dough. Stir in nuts & and raisins.)
Pour into pan(s).
Bake about 70 minutes or until wooden pick inserted into thickest part, comes out clean.