Pull PET version
Our church went to Northwest Haiti Christian Mission… We were there for a week doing pretty much anything we could. Some of the PETs were in need of repair, and some were not built yet, so we started in on getting them working. It is an orphanage, and I believe there are 20-25 kids there, some totally immobile, some very mobile, but mentally disabled, most a mix of physical and mental – not sure what all the disabilities are. Photo and report courtesy of Richard Brust of California
Haiti November 2010
Here is one of 3 stories/reports we have received this month from our distribution partner in NE. We began working with Orphan Grain Train in 2008. Since then, they have sent hundreds of our PETs along with their mission goods around the world.
Date 11/13/10 To Orphan Grain Train: Over the past months OGT has sent several dozen PET wheelchairs to us in Haiti. These are uniquely constructed and are making lives better for handicapped. Thank you
Story: Every day we would go to the bakery and on the way we would pass Janil. Janil has no legs from the knees caps down and he would stand on his stump legs trying to sell whatever he had. We asked him if he would like a PET. His family called us and said yes he would. You can see from the photo, this mans life has changed. He is no longer standing on his knees but can move around like a human being, sell his goods from the rear of the PET.
Haiti August 2010
Haiti Report from our friends at The Orphan Grain Train in Nebraska, This is photo of lady who was crippled and we brought her a PET. She was able to put her candy store in the rear of the PET and now could move from the stationary table she was at, to go out on the road and increase her business and income.
Haiti August 2010
PET SIGHTING: Kathleen Miner, daughter of Earl Miner who designed the PET in 1994, works in relief work in Haiti with the United Nations. This e-mail came: Here in Haiti I had very wonderful PET sightings. ..It was a terrific feeling to see a man waiting on his PET while filled water jugs were placed in the bed of the PET for him to take back to the shelter. The second PET was parked outside a store. I am very proud of all the work that has been done to bring PETs to so many.