Dear PET MO-Columbia Friends,
Exciting updates are coming in from the Ivory Coast known as Côte d’Ivoire
in French. Several years ago 1040i in OK became a PET distribution
partner in two African countries. In our Fall 2015 newsletter, Gary
Moreau, our Executive Director, wrote about our new relationship with the
1040i project in Côte d’Ivoire. Thru your help, we are now going to
directly fill PET orders and help with additional overseas shipping
expenses to Côte d’Ivoire.
* November 2015 shipment: 174 adult, 16 child, 10 Pull, 7 boxes of repair
parts for older PETs, 6 mini-marts to set up a business on the PET, and used
walkers & crutches
* January 2016 Gary left for 2 weeks in Côte d’Ivoire: With your funding
support, we were able to send Gary to further this partnership. He is
leading the PET reassembly and distribution, looking for current PET
owners to evaluate, and looking for a person that could potentially become
our field staff support to repair/maintain older PETs with supplies sent
and distribute new PETs shipped. The board has allocated some budgeted
funds for this field work.
* Mission trip update:
February 3, 2016 9:26 am
“The team arrived late Monday night and we are now in full swing! We already have forty surgeries scheduled for the next four days and plan on handing out 160 Personal Energy Transportation carts to people with disabled legs.
“The governor of the region greeted the team this morning and thanked us for our service.
Tuesday, February 6, 2016
“Our construction team is right on schedule! They have installed the roof
on the orphanage and will begin installing the roof on one of the
community centers. The construction team split up so that some of them
could help build more PET (Personal Energy Transportation) carts for
* PET as a whole family has been trying to get more involved in the
overall PET production for durability and recipient well-being, follow up
evaluations, and repair/maintenance to keep older PETs rolling. One way
PET MO-Columbia is trying to do this is through this new partnership. We
anticipate sending a few overseas shipping containers a year to this
country alone. We will continue to build and ship PETs to our other
reliable and caring partners as well. If you would like to send a PET to
Côte d’Ivoire ($300) or send extra $$s for overseas shipping, please go to
our website and donate or send a check to the shop.
Sending your love around the world,
Kathy Maynard, Business Administrator
PET MO – Columbia