Almost a year ago, friends of New Hope Uganda from several different groups in the States worked to donate equipment and pack it all into a container. In August, the 37,000-pound container left Arkansas to begin its long journey to Uganda, where it arrived in November.
After being unpacked, the contents were delivered to all three New Hope Uganda locations, with some of the medical supplies & equipment also being shared with Kiwoko Hospital near Kasana Children’s Centre.
The container included the following:
- Medical equipment/supplies, donated by HERO (Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization) and Tech Serve International
- Construction equipment/supplies, donated by the Dakota Project, Tech Serve International, and other friends
- Commercial Cooking equipment, donated by Eastern Montana Bible Camp and Tech Serve International
- Vehicle Parts and supplies, donated by other friends of New Hope
Tech Serve International also donated their time and efforts to pack the container, with the help of Nathan & Kendra Jackson, who were in the States on furlough at the time. Nathan is the Site/Construction Manager at Musana Camps.
These things have been of great benefit to all of the recipients! Because of the generosity and efforts of the groups listed above,
- Musana Camps now has a commercial stove to cook for the large groups that come, and equipment that helped furnish the new clinic there
- Kasana Children’s Centre and the Treasures in Jars of Clay special needs program received wheel chairs, a couple hospital beds, and many other medical supplies
- Kiwoko Hospital staff were blessed to find crutches and a plethora of IV equipment, as well as receiving a few hospital beds and other items
- Kobwin Children’s Centre is now using the container itself as the beginning of its construction “barn” to store supplies and eventually house main electrical switches
- Some of the foreign staff were also able to send personal belongings, especially a new family just arriving for the first time
Nathan & Kendra Jackson were especially pleased with the construction equipment donated by the Dakota Project including a metal brake, wood planer, and welding tools. “They have been a huge blessing already in speeding up the work process and increasing the quality of the work. Thanks to everyone at the Dakota Project for your help in purchasing these and getting them here!” they said.
Gabe Williams, Construction Manager at Kasana Chilren’s Centre, also expressed his thanks to the Dakota Project for the scaffolding, power trowel, welder, and compactor they sent, saying that these items had already been a “huge help” to the construction team at Kasana.
It had been five years since New Hope Uganda last received a container shipment, so the equipment was most welcome!
Thank you so much to everyone who took part in the donating, packing, and shipping of this container! May God bless you for your generosity!
Packing photos by Tech Serve International,
construction photos by the Jacksons,
and medical photos by Esther Carey,