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Donation of a scooter no one could use

April 21, 2009

In working with the NGO Shropshire Music Foundation I witness how they use what they have and have to get by with what they don’t. In their efforts to setup their program in Uganda I received an offer from a US manufacturer of electric scooters to donate a scooter to the program. Great news. But from there it became frustrating and disappointing because the opportunity slipped away. It turned out shipping from the US to Uganda was going to be expensive and difficult. Also, the scooter would not perform well on some of the rocky terrain. So a great offer, a great product, but not the right fit. The program could still use some economical transportation there, so we’ll keep looking for them.