GREETINGS FROM PANAMA
IM HAPPY TO REPORT THE DONATION OF ANOTHER PET IN PANAMA CITY. THE BENEFICIARY WAS 72 YEARD OLD JORGE SERNA, WHO IS DISABLED DUE TO A MALPRACTICE OPERATION. HE WORKS IN THE STREETS OF PANAMA BY PROVIDING SHOE SHINE SERVICE. NOW WITH HIS NEW MOBILITY, HE IS ABLE TO TRAVEL BETTER FROM HIS MODEST HOME TO THE PLACES WHERE PEOPLE KNOW HIM AND ASK FOR HIS SERVICE.
WE ARE VERY GLAD TO HELP PEOPLE LIKE JORGE HAVE A BETTER AND MORE
DIGNIFIED LIFE, THANKS TO THESE PET CHAIRS.
REGARDS FROM PANAMA.
VICENTE A PASCUAL
ROTARY CLUB OF PANAMA
Over the past twelve months World Vision has shipped and distributed these consignments of PET carts to the following African countries.
- 49 PET carts to Eastern Congo
- 21 PET carts to Rwanda
- 42 PET carts to Chad
- 21 PET cart to Ghana
- 49 PET carts to Malawi
- 63 PET carts to Uganda
- 21 PET cart to Ghana
- 14 PET carts to Swaziland
- 91 PET carts to Zimbabwe
“Dear PET Cart Friends,
The new hand brake is installed, and Musia is a happy kid. Yesterday, we loaded the container for the 2015 shipment, and your 18 carts are on the way to Kenya. We thanked you publicly on the AFK Facebook page and
included the link to your website.
Take care and thanks again.
PET MO-Columbia update 5-11-15
A Word of Praise for those Adult church school Classes:
Last Saturday I was invited to visit an adult church school class at a
local Seventh Day Adventist Church to “give a five minute update on PET
and receive a check.” The class of about 20 persons, mostly all
retired, handed me a check to build 8 PETs. Continue reading
PET MO-Columbia update 4-5-15 – PETs made since 1-1-15 #514
I was very favorably impressed by Rep. Elijah Cummings, of Baltimore,
when he was interviewed on CNN following the tragic protest events and
fires. He said at one point,” We must feel the pain, then find our
passion, and in that find our PURPOSE.” That and other comments he made
caused me to say to myself, “There’s a man I could follow, and would
like to know better.” Continue reading
From Rev. Paul Harris from Easter Lutheran church in Eagan, MN, who has been doing missionary teaching of theology in Iringa, Tanzania, for 14 years:
When I was at Ilula for the inauguration of the Radio Furaha Repeater Station, I saw this man using a PET cart. He said it had made a great difference in his life and he wanted me to tell the donors that he was very grateful for the gift of the cart. He now has a small business he operates out of the back of his cart.
Yesterday coming back from the University I saw a man coming down a slight incline on a PET cart. He was letting it freewheel and the crank was really spinning. He was steering with the brake lever. Wish I could have got a video of that.
People at Neema said they now have a long backlog of requests for the carts. Ben Ray is planning a day of training on the use and repair of the cart and a celebration thanking God and the donors for making such a great difference in their lives.
Cheers and God bless from Iringa!