There are a few unique circumstances that come into play when we provide for the children. The first one is the exchange rate. Since China regulates the value of their currency down a little, our money goes further in the Chinese economy. That means when we want to purchase a wheelchair, we can buy it for less in China than we can in America.
Another circumstance is the airlines and their rules. You have to keep you luggage under a certain size and weight or pay a penalty, and cannot carry large items like crutches and wheelchairs easily.
In summary, it is more cost effective, and easier, to travel with cash for purchasing the items we need once we arrive in China, and it’s easier for everyone involved. Please consider making a financial contribution to Global Partners in Life. You can have a huge impact on the lives of several truly needy children.
With the exchange rate, your investment of $1 USD will provide more than 6 Chinese RMB for the children we support. Global Partners In Life is a 501(C) (3) organization, so your contributions are 100% tax deductible. You may contact us at P.O. Box 3782, Peachtree City, GA 30269 or by sending an email.