Posted by Sanjiv Prabhakaran on Oct 12, 2018
GLOBAL GRANT FOR OTTAPALAM, KERALA, INDIA
 
 
 
We had a Global Grant update from Sanjiv Prabhakaran regarding Grant number 1861779 for Quadriplegic and paraplegic beneficiaries. The total grant value was $35,813.
 
 
 
 
 
The beneficiaries received 1 chin operated wheel chair, 23 3-wheel scooters, 7 sewing machines and training for various money-making opportunities, such as, making paper pens, pencils, umbrellas, etc. They have also set up a web site HANDICROPS to promote and sell the items made by some of these beneficiaries so these challenged people are able to live independently and earn some income to support their families.
 
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DISTRICT GRANT FOR RUIRU, KENYA
 
 
 
Herb and Bev Liberman presented their progress on the District Grant for children in Ruiru, Kenya. They were in Kenya to meet the organizers and children of Praisegate Children's Home. This place is near Nairobi.
 
 
Praisegate provides residence for older girls and they have a feeding program for the street children. They also have a clean water service there. The district grant was for $1,300.
 
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BOCCE AWARDS
 
 
Paul awarded the Bocce awards to Jan Parsons and Charles Foster for the largest number of sponsorships that were secured for the BocceFest San Diego fundraising event.
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