Dear PET Friends,
With your continued giving, PET has built and shipped #135 child PET mobility devices to our distribution partners this spring. They all work around the world in a number of countries. We refilled their warehouse supply for future overseas container shipments. Included is another picture from the distributions being held in Kenya by Kenya Relief this year. You gave this girl a new life thru mobility.
May 7 #40 to Orphan Grain Train in NE
June 10 #80 to AmeriCares in CT
June 11 #10 to MedShare in CA
June 17 #5 to 4 H.I.M. in OK
We are currently building for an order of #300 child PETs for India. If you could help with another gift, that would be fantastic. This shipment has been waiting for a year and finally has the 2 needed import duty free clearances.
We appreciate your consideration and support.
In January 2015 we sent out 2 overseas shipping containers which included child PETs.
Mungeli Christian Hospital in India #10
Kenya Relief #9 (A total of 199 PETs were sent along with a used wheelchair, walkers and crutches.)
A staff person from PET International was in Kenya for distributions in April for two weeks. Included in this report is a picture of one of the children who received your gift. Now he can be more active in his community and school.
Thank you for partnering with us to make a difference in children's lives. Let's continue to work together to create happier and healthier children around the world.
We finished off the 4th quarter with many shipments including to new distribution partners working in Central America and Africa. In 2014 our production of child/small PETs was #616 of #1,408 total. Your support made these numbers possible. The child version was the majority production of our 3 versions (adult, child and Pull). I will list the shipments from the 4th quarter:
September 30 child PETs to Rainbow Network in Nicaragua
November 34 child PETs to Hope Haven Int'l in Guatemala
November 10 child PETs for Tanzania
November 20 child PETs to Brother's Brother in PA for shipments to Africa (new partner)
December 30 child PETs to Assemblies of God Church in Nigeria
December child PETs in shipment of #175 total to Junta de Beneficencia de Guayaquil in Ecuador (new partner)
In December we received these pictures from Baptist Medical Center working in Ghana. You helped this boy have appropriate mobility that will assist him in getting to school and other community gatherings. Enjoy.
Thank you for your donations in 2014 to help #616 more children in need of rugged mobility. We look forward to your continued partnership to produce and ship more child PETs in 2015.
We are currently in the middle of preparing for 3 overseas shipments at the same time. That makes storage of hundreds of PETs difficult. The 3 shipments are being prepared for Ecuador and 2 for India. The difficulty is the official paperwork and approval of the receiving country to allow the importation of humanitarian aid duty free and other issues. One of these shipments is backlogged since May as the original shipment date. Luckily a friend across the street from our warehouse and production shop has some open space and is allowing us to store PETs there temporarily. But space is still tight as we continue production each week. We hope and pray they will be approved/released for shipment very soon.
In the meantime, we were able to send 80 child/small PETs mobility devices to Gleaning for the World in VA in August for their worldwide shipments of aid.
We appreciate your continued support as we continue to build 5 child PETs a week. Please keep PET in mind for your year end giving to help children around the world thru your partnership with PET.
We thank you for the child PETs you helped make possible this last quarter:
June 2014 #40 child PETs to World Vision's CO warehouse
June 2014 #40 child PETs to Orphan Grain Train in NE
July 2014 #80 child PETs to MedShare's warehouse in CA
All of these PET distribution partners send our PETs to a number of countries.
We want to share a report with you that came in this month from our good partner in Malawi. It shares about a boy who received our blue child PET earlier and how his classmate could also use one.
"Having donated a PET to this small boy in Standard four at Msalura primary school, one day I thought of visiting him at the school where I was told of this Girl on a wheelchair, the problems she has coming to school. The girl is very intelligent but comes to school either very late or absent most of the time because she depend on someone to push her unlike the boy who uses the PET and comes to school by himself daily. ....
George Chimpiko, Kuthandiza Osayenda Disability Outreach (KODO)" (picture included)
The little girl received a different kind of mobility device from another non-profit, but she still has difficulty getting to school. This is an example of why PET (personal energy transportation) was designed and produced. The PET was created to provide mobility for rough, rural areas. We appreciate your partnership and ask you to consider your continued or increased giving. Let's work together to get more children to school.
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