2016 will be busy with eight containers on the schedule. Three were sent in the spring: Nigeria, April 9, Cambodia May 14, and Ukraine June 11. Another, destined for Somalia will be loaded on July 9 followed by a shipment to Paraguay, loading on August 6.
The schedule continues with a container to the Philippines loading August 27, and one heading for Ghana on September 17. The final shipment of the year is scheduled for Kenya, October 15.
The process for sending a shipment may take up to a year but IHC volunteers are always eager to respond to inquiries from potential sponsor groups interested in supporting a container.
Container loading is a methodical and inventive process. Every inch of space is used—small boxes and parcels are packed within pieces of equipment and every possible crevice between items is filled.