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.
We are so grateful for our supporters who made three more shipments of child PETs possible in the past two months. The most recent one was 56 child PETs to Lunsar, Sierra Leone in March. Their proposal was to incorporate more children into school. They asked us to supply mobility and others to provide school supplies and assistance with importation and processing through customs. We worked with them for months, built the PETs and waited for them to have all items addressed and ready for shipment.
In February, we sent 60 child PETs on a resupply to Orphan Grain Train in NE for their worldwide work. In addition, we sent 30 child PETs on another resupply shipment to MedShare in GA for their worldwide work. In March MedShare sent us this report:
“Jacob Lee Stewart, C Squad 3rd Gen gives a PET (Personal Transport) cart to a happy recipient at the Agape In Action (AIA) dorm in Quiche, Guatemala. The World Race put together 10 of these PETs and searched out those in need in the local town square and market. A picture is worth a thousand words!
AMANDA PANIAGUA, SHIPMENTS MANAGER | MEDSHARE in GA” (We have partnered with MedShare for 5 years. Agape in Action is a medical missions organization working to serve the indigenous Mayans of the Quiche province who would otherwise go without care. The small man in the above picture received a child size PET made in Columbia, MO.)
Thank you for partnering with us to provide appropriate mobility.
Here is a list of Child PET shipments in the last quarter:
November 2013 #30 to World Medical Missions in NC under Samartan's Purse.
November 2013 #100 to Indonesia via Christian Broadcast Network.
November 2013 #20 to Philippines thru Universal Heart in IN.
December 2013 #60 to Vietnam via Christian Broadcast Network.
Even though this GG project is to raise funds for child crank PETs, our shop produces three versions (child, Pull and adult). Any of these can go to children of various sizes and disabilities. In 2014 we are continuing our increased production of child crank PETs. A majority of units each week will be child. On Tuesday we packed 29 child and 7 Pull PETs.
We would appreciate your partnership to be able to assemble, box and ship more Child PETs around the world to leg handicapped children.
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