Projects Around The World

Success! Wheelchairs in Kosovo

In September 2016 our wheelchair project in Kosovo became a reality. This project was a joint effort with DirectConnet Humanitarian Aid (DCHA), ROC Wheels from Bozeman, Montana, and HandiKos in Kosovo. ROC Wheels is known in the industry for making the best...

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The Reason Why

I can't even remember her name. That is what bothers me the most. I don't know if anyone does. I took this photo in 1998 in an Eastern European orphanage on the very first trip when DirectConnect Humanitarian Aid was established. She was dying before our eyes. The one...

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Medical Exams Vietnam 2015

Our Vietnam trip in April 2015 was blessed to have Jessica Nguyen, a registered nurse, as part of our team. Jesse was able to provide some basic examinations during some of our stops at the Blind Association in Hue, and at the orphanage in Can Tho. Our hope is to be...

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Dr. Yuri Rogov visit

Dr. Yuri Rogov from Belarus was able to come to the United States to participate in our professional development program. Dr. Rogov is a pathologist and has the responsibility of training all pathologist in Belarus. We have sponsored Dr. Rogov in the years past to...

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Kosovo wheelchair project moving forward.

DCHA representatives Steve Doty and Mike Harbour met with Kosovo governmental representatives from the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare during their visit to Kosovo in May 2015. The purpose of the meeting was to inform the Ministry of the planned joint wheelchair...

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Wheelchairs for Kosovo

Recently DCHA was in Kosovo providing training for the prevention and treatment of pressure sores. We were there at the request of HandiKos, a non-profit organization in Kosovo that provides support to paralyzed people. During our visit we were asked about the...

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Southeast Asia

Because of the generous support from our donors, we have been able to financially support the PEME clinic in Southeast Asia with medicines that will last for six months. We have been supporting this clinic since 2007 and it continues to bring relief to many living in...

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Childrens shelter gets a boost!

During our recent trip to Belarus in October 2014 we were able to provide some support to meet urgent needs. The director of the shelter said that they were in need of basic cleaning supplies and clothing for the children. The children were in need of winter coats and...

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School Clothes for Vietnam Orphanage

We were notified by our contact in Can Tho, Mrs Phuong, that the children at the orphanage were in need of school clothes for the upcoming school year. We were able to send support for the clothes and the children will be dressed and ready to go! We have learned in...

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Medical Needs in Togo

Recently we received a request from Togo, Africa for assistance with an urgent medical procedure.  Kwame Hammer works with his local community assisting the sick and injured with medical care.  He said there was a man who has a terrible infection in his leg.  Even...

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DCHA Oregon Team Heads to Camp

The Eugene Oregon Team 2014 traveled to Belarus in August to participate in the third annual Provincia Camp for Belorussian teens. The camp objective was to provide life skills training for at risk Belorussian teens in a summer camp setting.     The Eugene team...

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Update on Pressure Sore Care

After visiting a young woman named Lenora in her home in Kosovo we were concerned with her health condition.  She suffers with pressure sores from her paralysis. She had multiple wounds,  some very severe.  Her living conditions were very poor and it was evident that...

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Bridge Connects Community

We have just received these pictures and the final report on the construction of the new bridge in Can Tho, Vietnam.  This type of infrastructural improvements results in better quality of life for many people that will last for years to come. DCHA provided fifty...

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Sewing for Children

After being contacted by Linda Nichols last year a partnership began to help her charity, "Sewing for Children".  Linda is a member of the Charlotte Church of Christ, in Michigan.  She sews dresses for little girls in very poor places.  The work of her charity...

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Kicking It Around the World

The youth from Christ's Church in Lima, Ohio enjoy playing soccer.  They have been working on a project they named "Kicking it Around the World" to provide the same opportunity to play soccer to kids around the world  as they have in the U.S.  Soccer balls are...

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Life Skills Camp

Bill Compton is planning a return trip to Belarus with Jamie Bamford and four young adults to attend a life skills camp with Alena Autuska. Bill also led a team to Belarus in August 2013. This is a great opportunity for our young Americans to participate with the...

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New Foot Bridge Under Construction in Can Tho

During our visit to Vietnam in November 2013 we were asked if we could provide financial support to replace a foot bridge that was in poor condition. We agreed to this project and with the help of International Disaster Emergency Services (IDES) we were able to send...

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A Play Date With Orphans

We made a stop at the home for Abandoned Babies in Borisov.  Currently there are approximately 114 babies from age 0-3 years old living in this orphanage.  We have provided assistance to them in the past in the way of clothes, shoes and underwear.  It is apparent that...

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Wheelchair Ramp for young woman

During our visit to Kosovo in February 2014 we made some home visits to assess how some people with paralysis are coping at home. At one home which we visited we were introduced to a young lady named Nerxhivan Berisha who had fallen and suffered a severe back injury....

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Connecting Through Music

Team member Alan Marshall from London, England has been a musician for many years and has used his music to assist us in our humanitarian efforts. Music seems to be a universal language that lifts peoples spirits and brings joy to all who hear it.  During our trip in...

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From Orphan to Mother

Alena Autuska, founder of Provincia, works with young persons training them in life skills and the dangers of falling victim to domestic violence and human trafficking.  One of the projects we are currently supporting helps young women who have been trafficked as sex...

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Information Sharing Leads to Future Opportunities

As a part of the recent medical mission to Kosovo for training on pressure ulcers, we returned to Belarus with the purpose of sharing some of the same information with care givers dealing with the same issues.  We were invited by Ludmila Mankevich to meet  at a...

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Kosovo Medical Mission Completed

Mission accomplished! We had mentioned in previous newsletters that we were planning a medical mission to Kosovo. The purpose of the trip was to provide training in the prevention and treatment of pressure sores. The Team consisted of Steve Doty and Jamie Kita from...

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Provincia Camp 2013

  We were in Belarus from August 8- 23rd with a team consisting of Steve Doty, Jamie Kita from Michigan and Bill Compton, Ryan Compton, Lauren Gilday and Debra Bean from Eugene Oregon. Two of our primary objectives of this trip were to attend a youth camp with a...

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Visit to Abandoned Babies Orphanage

  We visited the abandoned babies home in Borisov and spent some time with the children and talking with the staff. They shared with us some of the immediate needs that they had and we were able to provide immediate financial assistance while we were there. We...

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Medical Mission to Kosovo

On our trip to Kosovo in February of this year, we met with Mr. Afrim Maliqi who is the Director of HandiKos, an organization of paralyzed persons in Kosovo. He shared with us that they have a great need for wheelchairs in Kosovo and for medical training in prevention...

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New Footbridge in Binh Thanh

  We  replaced a small footbridge in the Can Tho region of the southern part of Vietnam.  This has been done with the help of our on site coordinators and the local government. The people are very happy as this new bridge has the capacity to hold the weight of an...

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Water Project Completed

The water project to bring water from a nearby river to a small village in the northern area of Southeast Asia has been completed. There were many challenges including battles between Government and Rebel forces that kept the project delayed. The villagers worked hard...

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Fjolla’s Visit From Kosovo

We had invited Fjolla Duraku from Kosovo to come to the United States and to visit the Doris Klaussen Developmental Center. This school is located in Battle Creek, Michigan and is a special school for disabled children. Fjolla works at a similar school in her home...

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