Wednesday, 2 November 2016

2016 Container Contents


We will continue to take resources in our suitcases and to raise funds for our life-changing programs.

These are the donated items in our latest container, which set out for port in October 2016;
a heartfelt thank you to everyone who donated resources, time, skills and funds We couldn't do it without you!

MEDICAL

6   hospital beds & mattresses
12 boxes of medical books
42 boxes of medical supplies
4   boxes of crutches/cranes
8   wheelchairs
7   exam tables
2   spinner sterilizers
2   walkers
4   IV stands
4   boxes of medical binders
4   boxes of medical equipment
2   weigh scales
3   medical cabinets
1   microscope
1   pipet washer/rinser
3   hospital cribs
3   medical models & posters
1   x-ray viewer
1   baby weigh scales
EDUCATIONAL / TRAINING

8     boxes of sports equipment
45   boxes of sports uniforms
1     computer
37   boxes books
117 boxes of teacher resources
5     sewing machines
6     boxes of sewing fabric & accesories
42   chairs/stools
53   boxes of school supplies
3      filing cabinets
3      wooden tables
MUVUMA ORPHANAGE

24"  Cooking stove
Yamaha 5000 Generator
12 volt battery
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS

19 boxes of tools and supplies
1   set of store accesories
5    boxes of coat-hangers
1    fabric rack
1    shoe rack
1     box of supplies
2    clothing racks
5    brick making machines & parts
A portion of the educational resources are dedicated to the Muvuma Orphanage, as are most of the household and small business supplies.

HOUSEHOLD SUPPLIES
76 boxes of bedding and towels, 12 boxes of dishes and cooking items, 4 mirrors, 107 boxes of clothing and shoes, 3 radio/stereos, 5 bicycles, 2 boxes of seeds, 1 compost bin, an artificial Christmas tree & decorations, 2 microwaves.


Tuesday, 1 November 2016

The 5th One Person Shipping Container Departs

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So many people to thank for helping us to ship our 5th forty-foot container! 

Penticton Big Steel Box have given us incredible support over the years and we totally appreciate all that Berry and Smith Trucking and Maurer Crane Services have done to help us along the way. 

Penticton Home Hardware and Summerland BC Tree Fruits gave us space for our storage containers (which were generously loaned to us by of Big Steel Box) and Penticton Wal-Mart dedicated parking space to the large sea-container. 

We couldn't do what we do without your help and financial and physical donations. 


Volunteers Dan B. and Al J. picked up and delivered 2 exam tables, which were generously  donated by Dr. Westby, Penticton.

Thanks to Interior Health, medical professionals, a number of School Districts, sports organizations, and local businesses and organizations we were able to fill the container with life-changing resources. 

We couldn't do this without our volunteers!
Volunteer Ray L. picking up and delivering 30 chairs.
Thank you to all the families, individuals and organizations that stepped up to collect resources for our sponsor-community in Kahama. And a huge thank you to everyone who volunteered their time and energy helping us to sort and pack the donations into the container. 
Bryan B. a long-time volunteer and One Person Director Susan 
This is likely to be our last shipping container read the February 2016 blog to see why. The next blog will itemize the container contents. 


You can donate on line www.theonepersonproject.org or at the Summerland Credit Union or mail to The One Person Project 10108 Julia Street, Summerland, V0H 1Z5 


Asante Sana!
Thank you!





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Muvuma Orphanage: Medical Support

Frank
The advantage of having an agent on the ground, and internet contact with the Muvuma ladies is that we know what is happening as it happens and take action. 

Frank was ill and Emmanuel was able to take him to the Kahama hospital where he received treatment and ongoing medication. 

When we visit we take vitamins, polysporin, bandages, band aids and non prescription painkillers to stock the Muvuma 1st Aid drawers that we set up. We leave clear written instructions as these items are not familiar to those who live in poverty. 

Contact us if you wish to sponsor a child or the orphanage as a whole.

You can donate on line www.theonepersonproject.org or at the Summerland Credit Union or mail to The One Person Project 10108 Julia Street, Summerland, V0H 1Z5 


Asante Sana!
Thank you!



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Saturday, 22 October 2016

Julieth: A hand-up not a hand-out.

Our Agent Emmanuel and Julieth
Julieth is an orphan at Muvuma. She did exceptionally well in school and has been accepted for a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Finance course at the  University of Dar es Salaam. 

Julieth will be receiving a scholarship but needs funds for application fees, initial travel and food. We are delighted to be able to use your donations to ensure that Julieth can accept the invitation to earn a degree!

Thank you!

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Sponsor Letters

Mabula reading his letter from his sponsor Maureen B. and family.
Jackie happy to receive her letter from her sponsor Brenda,
One Person co-founder and President


The children just love to hear from their sponsors and learn about life in Canada! 

Contact us to sponsor a child or to sponsor the orphanage as a whole. 

You can donate on line www.theonepersonproject.org or at the Summerland Credit Union or mail to The One Person Project 10108 Julia Street, Summerland, V0H 1Z5 


Asante Sana!
Thank you!




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Saturday, 20 August 2016

Bikes, beans and school supplies.

What our supporters love about us, is that they receive prompt feedback on the impact of their donations.  
Our agent Emmanuel with  Muvuma's Mama Mchau & Mama Nakri
Proudly displaying 90 kilos of beans 

We provided almost all the funding to build the orphanage; we have shipped resources to furnish and equip it.  As well as helping to finish the interior of the building, sponsor families pay towards the children's health needs and education; and the Muvuma ladies raise funds to feed the orphans. Occasionally their funds fall short and with the help of our Agent Emmanuel we were able to step-in and deliver 90 kilos of beans and 10 bags of charcoal for cooking. 
Every donation is a cause for celebration!
Emmanuel also alerted us to the fact that two of the older girls needed bikes as their school is quite a distance away. 
Neema
Veronica
Kelvin receiving school supplies
"5 text books, 8 exercise books, a math set and other writing supplies" purchased locally

Contact us if you wish to sponsor the orphanage and see your dollars at work! 


You can donate on line www.theonepersonproject.org or at the Summerland Credit Union or mail to The One Person Project 10108 Julia Street, Summerland, V0H 1Z5 


Asante Sana!
Thank you!



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