How does a Mobility Cart fight poverty?

Maker of the Mobility Cart since 1994.
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Mobility Worldwide MO-Columbia Update
October 17 – International Day for the Eradication of Poverty:

For fifty-two years I have worked with the poor of the world – of the USA, in Africa, Central America, South America, Russia, Haiti, the Dominican Republic and more. That relationship has been to me an inspiration, an education, and a very enriching and humbling experience. I greatly admire their ability to endure hardships, living conditions, indignities and marginalization with a patience I cannot imagine for myself. Continue reading “How does a Mobility Cart fight poverty?”

Mobility Carts: International day of the girl child October 11

Maker of the Mobility Cart since 1994.
You can help girls change the world!
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Mobility Worldwide MO-Columbia Update 10/11/17
1,409 carts built since 1-1-17 = 850 large crank, 382 small crank & 177 Pull

October 11 is the International Day of the Girl Child.

The rise of women in the world is without a doubt the most important change I have seen in my over 9 decades of observing life. My mother got the right to vote only 4 years before I was born. The rule to “keep ’em in the kitchen and keep ’em pregnant,” was rather well enforced. A woman could teach school, if she was not married or pregnant. A woman pastor for a church would have been a scandal. A woman could be a secretary in a business, but certainly not have any powers of authority or decision making. That list could go on and on. Continue reading “Mobility Carts: International day of the girl child October 11”

What is common trait among Mobility Worldwide volunteers & donors?

Maker of the Mobility Cart since 1994.
What does empathy mean to you?
Mobility Worldwide MO-Columbia update 10/6/17

What one word would describe the personal attribute most common to all Mobility Worldwide volunteers and donors? Would it be age? No, we are all ages. Would it be a certain faith? No, we are of many faiths and/or none. Would it be that we are affluent? No, some of us are affluent, but not all. Would it be gender, politics, education or nationality? None of those. Continue reading “What is common trait among Mobility Worldwide volunteers & donors?”

Read how you can help send Mobility Carts after natural disasters

Maker of the Mobility Cart since 1994.
You can help send more carts to those hurt in storms and earthquakes.
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Mobility Worldwide MO-Columbia update

“Birds of a feather flock together” is an observable phenomenon. John Wesley (founder of the Methodist Church) put it more theologically, “If your heart is as my heart, give me your hand.” The Orphan Grain Train (OGT) of Norfolk, NE, is an experienced, dedicated and proven mission agency. We have been bonded together in service for 9 or so years. Their basic task is to receive items needed by God’s “least of these” around the world and to ship those items to cooperative NGOs at the spot where needed. OGT is Lutheran based, but broadly ecumenical. Continue reading “Read how you can help send Mobility Carts after natural disasters”

Landmines and polio are declining, but Mobility Carts are still needed

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Mobility Worldwide MO-Columbia Update 9/19/17

The good news is that two of the major causes of the need for the kind of mobility that Mobility Worldwide (PET) provides are in decline. Continue reading “Landmines and polio are declining, but Mobility Carts are still needed”

Why is our Mobility Worldwide founder talking about snake bites?

Maker of the PET Mobility Cart since 1994.
Will you help those who have been bitten by snakes?
Mobility Worldwide MO-Columbia Update: 1,229 built since 1-1-17

When in 1994, the missionary Larry Hills asked me to develop the three-wheeled hand-cranked wheelchair (originally called PET), the immediate need in Zaire was for the victims of polio and landmines. Then as we grew in scope, other needs were found – leprosy, diabetes, birth defects, falling from trees when picking fruit, etc. Then we began to get a few notes listing “snakebite resulting in amputation” as the need for mobility. That puzzled me as I could not imagine snakebite as causing need to lose a leg. Continue reading “Why is our Mobility Worldwide founder talking about snake bites?”