PET was established in 1995 to bring mobility to people in poor and underdeveloped countries. They deliver handcranked mobility devices such as the one pictured below to the right to those who need them. The demand is great and PET works with all groups, religious and secular, to accomplish its goals.
"PET Project has worked to fill the needs primarily in the following areas:
Congo/Zambia: The frames and wheels for the PET are shipped there via container, and the wooden part (we call this the 'bed') is made and then distributed. They have 4,400 persons on a waiting list.
Angola: We ship PETs to Angola complete with the wooden bed, and they are distributed by our missionary nurses. The bishop of Angola says, "Just ship us all you can." The need is so great.
Other areas: Afghanistan, Argentina, Bangladesh, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia, Brasil, Bulgaria, China, Columbia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Gabon, Georgia (Russia), Gaza, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kosovo, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mexico, Mongolia, Montagnon, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Korea, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tajikstan, Tanzania, Thailand, Trinidad, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, West Bank, Western Sahara, Zaire, Zambia, and Zimbabwe have all received one or more PETs."
-via their site
If you would like to donate to PET or do service work in one of these countries and know someone who needs a mobility device, click above to visit their site.
[visual description: A man who is an amputee sits on a three wheeled cart, his arm resting on the handle.]