Burkina Faso is listed as one of the poorest nations in the world, and I am sure every item will be of great value to them.
Shipment arrives in Togo and Burkina Faso
What a victory! It has cost us substantially more than expected, but what a blessing it will be. In Togo, there are 2 dental chairs for a local dentist (delivered to us by the Amason's from the Bay area), 2 exam tables for a new doctor just setting up his office, many boxes of medical & dental supplies for both the hospital and clinics. We also sent desks, chairs, bookcases donated from Enloe for the school that Leaping Stone recently built. Fabric from the Annie's Star quilting guild here in Chico will be utilized at the school.
Dr. Gary Walker donated two really nice printers which arrived on the very week the shipment left and we were thrilled to include them. In Burkina Faso, they will be receiving a vast array of medical supplies, hospital beds, and other equipment for the local hospital in Dano. Clothing and school supplies were sent by Chico Christian School for needy children, and Carole Dean a local donor sent a box full of balls and toys. Both countries will be wearing T-shirts from the American Cancer's run for life!! If you are not aware, Burkina Faso is listed as one of the poorest nations in the world, and I am sure every item will be of great value to them.
What a blessing to know our efforts have succeeded!! My thanks to each of you who worked so diligently or contributed in any way to make this possible. I also want to say a huge thank you to Professional Hospital Supply for all the wonderful supplies they contributed for this shipment and to Ada Dong at NZS shipping. Her patience and help throughout all the complications with the container are so appreciated. May God bless each of you for all you do to help others. I will post photos on our web site at chicoprojectsave.org when we receive them. Thanks again.
P.S. Got a call from Paul this morning saying they were unloading the goods into the trucks. He was very excited. He mentioned how wonderful everything was. They cannot take pictures at the dock, but he will try to get photos once they get the goods to the next location for sorting. We did it!! Thanks for all your help. It was a bumpy ride, but if you could have heard the happiness in his voice, it was worth it.