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Please Help Send PC's to Africa


Ghana students learning PC skills.

 

For a long time, we have had vision to send PC's and technology hardware (cell phones, for example) to Africa.  One reason is that we want to provision computer learning labs for students!  The need is GREAT - BUT THE DONORS SEEM FEW. It has been very difficult.  We have been able to send some. However, sending a 40 foot container from the east coast of America to Ghana costs $7000 plus. And that price was back in 2008. Getting the donated equipment is fairly easy. Shipping the equipment becomes an obstacle. Why?  Because of the high cost of shipping, we have not been able to ship much. Like with many ministries - our hands are tied for lack of funds. 

If you'd like to help with shipping costs - it would open the door to shipping equipment over.  That is our pre-requisite right now... to get financial donations enough to cover shipping costs.

Once the donation is established for a container, we will campaign to fill it. Many corporations and businesses are willing to donate used equipment.

 

Please consider what you can do to help.  We really need your help to do this! 

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SOME OF OUR ACTIVITIES IN THE PAST ARE SHOWN BELOW:

July 7, 2008

It looks like we may soon be able to send our shipment. We have connected with some people who we may be able to combine efforts to get a container sent over to Ghana. We have not been able to raise the cost of $7000 for shipping a container. Therefore, we are now looking at other options and looking for lower pricing.  We have one lead to some philanthropic organizations which may help us with our shipment.  -Sandi Sawyerr

ALERT!  

Dec. 31, 2007

 We have received a donation of 60 computer systems and we need to ship these to our schools in Ghana.

This is a wonderful opportunity to get some great computers in front of some needy students, that otherwise may not get the chance to learn PC Skills! But we need your help to get them there.  

Do you know someone that could help with this project?  Maybe even you!  SVR Ministries is a 501(c)3, so any help that you were able to give would be tax-deductible.

  

 

Jan. 16, 2008

We are offering some of our donated computer equipment in exchange for donations. This is so we can raise the money for shipping the rest to Ghana.  Please GO HERE to take a look at this opportunity, and maybe you might like to order some equipment and thus HELP US SEND MORE UNITS TO AFRICA. Part of your payment counts as a tax-deductible donation.

This donation consists of 60 complete computer systems. The systems are 3-4 years old and come out of a federal office building.  Each system consists of:

1.  Dell GX270 PC:
  • Pentium 4, 2.4 or 2.7 GHZ
  • 40 gb hard drives
  • 512 mb memory
  • Cd-rom burner
  • Floppy drive
  • Ethernet card

 2.  Lexmark E321 Laser Printers

3.  Dell 17 inch Monitor

We have one quote for shipping at $4150, and then we think it will cost possibly $3000 for clearing them through customs. 

We are looking at all options and hope to find the best way to get these pc's into the hands of students. 

Can you help? Or do you know someone who can? This is an awesome opportunity.  Please also pray for us as we work on this project - pray that the Lord connects us to the right people, and that we have HIS WISDOM on how best to handle this project.

We are offering some of our donated computer equipment in exchange for donations.  This is so we can raise the money for shipping the rest to Ghana.  Please GO HERE to take a look at this opportunity, and maybe you might like to order some equipment and thus HELP US SEND MORE UNITS TO AFRICA.