This year's wheelchair distribution was carried out February 3-10, 2016, lead by the Rotary Club of Peterborough and the Rotary Club of Tegucigalpa Sur (our partner) who had gathered a list of applicants who need wheelchairs but could not afford one otherwise. A total of 18 Rotarians from District 7010 participated in the project, including the North Bay club. 
The primary purpose of the mission was to deliver 265 wheelchairs and extra parts worth about $53,000 to the country, which is in the Top 15 of the most impoverished in the world. The devices, in five different sizes, were handed out in a building owned by a Rotary Club there. The majority of the wheelchairs were distributed in Tegucigalpa, the capital city, while citizens in several villages outside the city also received wheelchairs.
The team of volunteers also distributed nearly 100 water filters made of clay and sawdust - making them extremely resistant to bacteria - thanks to a regional Rotary grant. That program may be expanded according to one of the organizers who has been to Honduras 8 times.
For more information - Joe McCulloch, Rotary Club of Peterborough -