Street vendor Langton Nyamukomba receives mobility and more

filename.xxx ity UMC  Church Harare Zimbabwe 19062016 (101)I am now attaching personal profiles for the recent PET recipients at the distribution that took place on June 19, 2016 at Inner City UMC, Harare Zimbabwe. Below is Langton Nyamukomba’s story.

Langton was born on New Year’s eve in 1974 ( 12/31/74) and resides in a sprawling surburb of Epworth on the outskirts of the capital, Harare (physical address is House no: 8064 Domboramwari, Epworth). He is a married man and father of three. His source of livelihood is street-vending, selling, Air-time, snacks and other miscellaneous items such as loose cigarets and various candy (sweets). Continue reading

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PET cart enables civil servant in Harare, Zimbabwe

Hello Friends,

filename.xxx parking lot 23062016PET stories series from Harare, Zimbabwe continue. This second profile features Mr. Eliya Mwakapala. Eliya is a 48 year old amputee who lost his right leg in the 90s as a result of Elephantiasis (lymphatic filariasis). The parasitic infection caused excessive swelling of the leg, and the swelling finally caused his right leg to ‘rapture’ and this left doctors with no option but to amputate the leg, as condition was deemed ‘life threatening’.

He is a married and has four  children-all boys, his wife is deaf and dumb. He told me he chose to marry someone with some kind of ‘disability’ because he felt he could relate better with someone who ‘understood’ his physical challenges. He also said ‘sign language’ is the mode of communication in the household and all four sons have ‘mastered’ sign language. Continue reading

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PET MO-Columbia update 6/30/16

PETs built since 1-1-16 #816

Thought for the week: There are two widely differing philosophies about how one should relate to those persons, groups and nations who are different in race, sex, culture, income, age, and religion. The disagreements on this issue have caused our wars and much of our social unrest. England is today dealing with the fallout of differing opinions. Continue reading

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Lions Club de Curepipe & Special Olympics Mauritius celebrate gifts of mobility

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PETs go to Burma, and Gold status is earned at GuideStar

PET MO-Columbia update 6-22-16
PETs built since 1-1-16 #784

Gary reports that we now have PETs in 102 countries. Add Burma. It seems that a batch of PETs went to Thailand and the NGO heard of a need in Burma, just across the border, and shared some with them. Our volunteers and donors can take considerable satisfaction in the knowledge that the results of their donations and work have impacted so many in so many places. It is almost routine now for tourists who know about PET to report “PET sightings” when they travel. So – add Burma. Continue reading

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PI+World Vision+local NGO’s distribute Gifts of Mobility in Sierra Leone

DSCN1427I want to share with you plans and highlights of the joint PET International, World Vision, One Family People, and Enable the Children, PET cart distribution.

Attached are 2 photos of the distribution exercise conducted in the Western Area Rural District, particularly in Grafton and Waterloo. The recipients are mainly from Manahanaim Orphanage for Disabled Children in Grafton formerly known as Melrose School. Six PET carts were donated there with 4 going to the children of the orphanage and 2 from Freetown who were identified by One Family People (OFP). Four PET carts were donated to children identified by Enable the Children (3) and I AM Christian Mission School (1). Continue reading

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Small PET cart assists child with elephantiasis in Thailand

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Enclosed photos of another child with elephantiasis. This child is aged 3 and was just presented with a child’s PET cart which he will soon learn to navigate by himself. As he grows in size, we also expect his leg and foot will also grow so large that he will be unable to lift it or walk. The PET cart is a perfect solution for this young lad. Earlier we sent you a photo of another young boy with this disease. Warm regards.

Donald Wilcox

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