24th August - Seventh container of the year and a visit from Jason
Our fantastic team of volunteers managed to squeeze 411 bikes into the container along with lots of parts, tools and a wheel trueing stand - all invaluable to the local mechanics.
This month we were treated to a visit from our man in the field, Jason Finch, who gave us a rundown of how things have been going in Africa. Jason has spent eighteen months based at our partner Ezetela in Dodowa, keeping in close contact with our two other partners in Ghana. He also spent a couple of months travelling around the East Africa coast and visiting our partners there. He's provided us with incredibly valuable information about our partners, and allows us to tailor our shipments to the needs of our partners.
He's recommending a focus on Malawi and Kenya, and the Salvation Army have got on board with this for the future.
We're also pleased to announce that our search for a fundraiser is going well with a total of 34 applicants. Interviews are currently in progress and we hope to announce who the successful candidate is soon!