Bulletin Update No. 72

As I mentioned in Bulletin Update No. 70 initially starting with Rotary Donations in Kind in Brooklyn (who stored the goods for months) then through the wonderful generosity of Etihad Airlines combining with Freightnet International (carriers) and Menzies (agents) all of whom have donated their time and expertise to fly the medical supplies and clothing over to Nairobi GRATIS. Well we are almost there…see the photos.

Nick (Freightnet) carrier waiting to deliver to airport
Nick (Freightnet) carrier waiting to deliver to airport
Laurie (Rotary) loading goods onto our ute
Laurie (Rotary) loading goods onto our ute
Laurie (Rotary) wrapping goods
Laurie (Rotary) wrapping goods

I have had several emails and telephone calls last week to Hon. Rachael Nyamai MP, Kenyan Government as well as Pastor Daniel Ntheeu regarding the Kenyan Government clearing the goods and not charging any duty as all are donated items for the village people of Kanthi. I sent an eight page Master Sheet itemizing all the supplies I am sending to Hon. Rachael Nyamai and please see Rachael’s email reply:

Dear Helen,

I received the list and passed them to the person who will be assisting from pharmacy and poisons board. I hope they will be cleared .

Rachael

Now we are all waiting for the forty four million dollar answer, will they receive the goods? Rachael told me that the Kenyan Government will not accept any medicines, so here we go again, removing the medicines and repacking again. Initially the airlines advised that we could not send alcohol swabs (21 boxes) as they might burst under pressure in the cargo hole, leak and cause a fire……I am so impressed and relieved that the airlines are so diligent.

Fingers crossed we are so close, yet so far not only distance but acceptance!

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Cheers,

HELEN