International Shipments

Timberwolves player Gorgui Dieng sees hope in home community

By |2020-07-22T10:12:21-05:00October 28th, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , |

Kébémer, a small city in Northwestern Senegal, has recently seen massive improvements to their local hospital, thanks to their hometown hero: Gorgui Dieng of the Minnesota Timberwolves. At 6 feet, 11 inches, even if he wasn't an NBA starter, Gorgui would be noticeable in the community, and he's always wanted to share what he has and give back [...]

City View Electric Teams with Matter to bring Energy to Police and Fire Departments in Panama

By |2018-08-06T08:01:00-05:00September 11th, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , |

In the coffee-growing region of Panama, the cityof Boquete is a spectacular natural haven of forests and mountains. With a population of about 19,000, nearly 14% of these inhabitants are ex-pats from North America and Europe, though there are still many members of the community who struggle to get by. Specifically, the police and fire [...]

Matter Among First to Ship Medical Equipment to Cuba

By |2018-08-06T08:01:00-05:00August 26th, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , |

As diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba are  being opened for the first time in more than 50 years, Matter is poised to be among the first bring updated medical equipment to Cuban hospitals. Matter has a fifteen year history of shipping medical equipment and supplies to developing hospitals and clinics around the world. [...]

Hope Rises with New Hospital in Dandora, Kenya

By |2018-08-06T08:01:00-05:00July 21st, 2015|Categories: Hospitals, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |

There is a Kenyan proverb that says "It is the grass that suffers when the elephants fight". For the poor living in the surroundings of the dump in Dandora, this proverb epitomizes their experience. A resident of Dandora walks across garbage in the huge dump surrounding the slum. The Dandora dump sits in [...]

Matter Team Meets with Tanzanian Deputy Minister of Health

By |2018-08-06T08:01:01-05:00July 7th, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , |

While Jeremy Newhouse and Mike Mulken waited for Matter's first container filled with life-saving medical equipment to arrive at the Serengeti District Hospital in Mugumu, Tanzania, they were able to experience some of the most incredible landscapes in the world - as well as some of the greatest need. "Within a few kilometers of each other there [...]

Simple Act: First Quarter Report 2015

By |2018-08-06T08:01:01-05:00June 23rd, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Check out the ways in which Matter is expanding access to health and food, next door and around the world in the first quarter of 2015! You'll learn about a village in Uganda, where the local clinic finally received life-changing resources, local families receiving healthy food from the Hennepin County Sheriff's deputies and the day that Cargill [...]

Matter’s 2014 Annual Report is Available to view Online!

By |2015-06-23T15:43:12-05:00June 23rd, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |

At the heart of Matter's Culture of Service is the belief that to whom much is given, much is required. The Matter team strives to embody stewardship in this way through our every day actions, especially our financial resources. Are you interested in learning more about how Matter leverages the generosity of our many donors and partners [...]

Matter Team Headed to Africa to View Health Projects

By |2018-08-17T10:23:49-05:00June 19th, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Three members of Matter’s team are headed to Africa for a three-week trip to connect with partners on the ground, and get updates on our international health initiatives. President Quenton Marty, Vice President of Operations Jeremy Newhouse and Vice President of Procurement and International Programs Mike Muelken will visit Zambia, Senegal, Kenya and Tanzania over the [...]

Matter Goes Pro to Expand Access to Health in Senegal

By |2018-08-06T08:01:01-05:00June 18th, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , |

Gorgui Dieng is a long way from home these days. As a starter for the Minnesota Timberwolves in the last two seasons, he is far away from his birthplace of Senegal. Gorgui led the Louisville Cardinals to the Final Four of the 2011-12 NCAA Championships before joining the Timberwolves. But his homeland and the Senegalese [...]

First Matter Container Arrives in Dandora, Kenya

By |2018-08-17T10:25:45-05:00June 17th, 2015|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |

The first of three shipping containers filled with medical supplies arrives in Dandora, Kenya, at the newly completed hospital Dandora, a slum outside of Nairobi, Kenya, is home to the largest dump in the world – and 300,000 people. Many of the residents of Dandora seek out a living sifting through the [...]

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