42,823 lbs of material was packed into the container that was shipped. The container made it through Customs and to our shop in NE Guatemala. It was unloaded within the two-hour time frame, mainly because of the help of several of the young men who were staying at the school during vacation.
The material was all in order. The container is usually in a mess due to the unpacking by the Customs officials and their lack of concern about repacking, but this is to be expected. We pack things carefully and there was very little damage to items that were fragile like solar panels.
The inventory of this container is similar to other containers we have sent.
The breakdown is as follows:
7 Gaylord boxes. These are 4×4 heavy-duty boxes that are on a pallet. Each box contains many smaller boxes with material such as fuel filters, pvc glue and fittings, clamps, lights, propane cylinders, drive belts, sinks, jacks, medical equipment, apartment supplies, and all kinds of useful things.
2 pallets of Bentonite, nearly a full spool of drilling cable, 5 spare tires for various trucks and machines, a spool of electrical wire, drive clamps, 16” pipe lengths, 300’ of 6” steel casing pipe, several hundred feet of galvanized steel pipe of 1.5” dia. hundreds of feet of PVC threaded pipe,
34 boxes and barrels containing, a well sounder, linens, teaching supplies, water filters, pitless adapters, pressure tank fittings, buckets, cleaning supplies, a huge supply of nuts, bolts, and various repair materials, and many other things too numerous to mention.
2 mobile x-ray machines, 2 ultra sound machines, operating room lights, examination beds, monitors, hospital linens and blankets, gowns and other medical supplies. Our friends at Deaconess Hospital donated these. These supplies make a world of difference to the local Government Hospital in Poptun, by letting them extend the reach of the local Health Department into villages. Our relationship with the municipal authorities is improved by our donations of these needed supplies and equipment.
A Case all-terrain forklift, a cable drum for one of our 22W drilling rigs, solar pumps and supplies, water tank, 6” well seals. The list goes on and on. All of this material is donated to us or the money is donated to buy the material. We thank our donors for their contributions.