Children
 India
Project #6875

150 child PET mobility devices for most in need

by PET MO-Columbia, Inc.
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Pyria gets mobility in India, her friends wait
Pyria gets mobility in India, her friends wait

Dear PET Friends,

With your continued giving, PET has built and shipped #202 more child PET mobility devices this last quarter.

Earlier this month our founder said a blessing over the #152 child PETs that are now on their way to India. We loaded the 40' overseas container at our dock.  They are going to The Fellowship of Physically Handicapped (FPH) in Mumbai, and Gran Seva Trust in Kharei, near Gandevi. Eighty are going to disabled children around Navsan. Ishwar Naik is the man in MI who had the vision to help children in India. In 2012 he saw a CBS evening news report on PET. In 2013 he took one child size PET to Pyria (enclosed) on his trip to visit family and gathered names of more children in need of mobility. In 2014 he raised shipping funds with the dream of sending a full overseas container of PETs. It took over a year, but he finally received the needed approvals to import duty free. 3 years after learning about PET, #284 total PETs are on the way.

Other shipments:

July 22 #20 child PETs to The Luke Commission in Swaziland

August 6 #40 child PETs to the Orphan Grain Train for their worldwide work

October 5 #10 child PETs to Gobierno Provincial de Esmeraldas in Ecuador

As these numbers tell, we were building more than 3 child PETs a week to fill requests.  Can you help us build more child PETs?  Can you help us get more children into school, into the community, and out of the dirt?

We appreciate your partnership to help children in need of mobility in underdeveloped countries.

Kenyan Girl Receives Child PET 2015
Kenyan Girl Receives Child PET 2015

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.

Kenyan Boy Has New Freedom
Kenyan Boy Has New Freedom

Dear PET Friends,

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.

Sincerely,

This boy
This boy's legs are small compared to his body.

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.

Baptist Medical Center gives Ghana boy a PET.
Baptist Medical Center gives Ghana boy a PET.

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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.

 

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PET MO-Columbia, Inc.

Location: Columbia, MO - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.giftofmobility.org
Project Leader:
Kathy Maynard
Columbia, MO United States

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