“Here are a few photos of individual PET carts recipients.
“In one, a young primary school child receive probably her first ever mobility aid. In another, school boy with amputation to one leg receives PET from the orthopedic technician who is also born in Lunsar. A St. Joseph’s Vocational Institute student attached to the metal works department receives a new PET cart. This person was in the Mercy Ships New Steps ‘Integrate to Educate project in 2007. He received school support and a PET cart from New Steps then. He is progressing well in his training.
Ibrahim Richard Bangura
“Working for and with Persons with Disabilities and their organizations”
Through our distribution partner MedShare, the Ecuadorian Charity, Junta de Beneficencia de Guayaquil is delivering PET carts to the disabled in Ecuador. The attached photo is of a man, with his family in Ecuador after receiving his PET cart.
MedShare stated: “He doesn’t have legs, but with his cart, he works selling fruits and vegetables! The PETs have been a wonderful and useful donation for JBG to distribute to handicapped people in Ecuador.”
While reviewing this photo of a PET cart after it was repaired, I nearly missed the small hand near the crutches in the back. Many mothers with disabilities who have small children benefit from the cargo space in the rear of the PET cart.
Director of Operations
Monika’s PET before repairs
PETs built since 1-1-14, 793
This column today will focus on the Sewing Machine Project, which is a
partner project with PET, using the same building. The two are totally
separate financially. Barbara and I started The Sewing Machine Project some
40 years ago, shipping rebuilt sewing machines with supplies to missions
around the world working in poverty areas. It is now a part of The Container
Project. It is a reflection of John Wesley’s (Methodist founder) admonition
to “Do all the good you can, in all the ways you can, as long as you ever
can.” It is a rather long letter so I will choose excerpts from it:
PET Mobility Project partner “Mobility Sierra Leone” continues to repair broken and well used PET carts. Their efforts are restoring many of the older PET carts that have been in use for several years in this country.