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Ghanian rice balls and groundnut soup recipe

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A ‘hot’ favourite on the street-vendor scene in West Africa, this Ghanaian speciality will add some zing to your dinner table. A delectable blend of spices with a peanut-butter base that can be served as a soup or a stew to your liking – modified with the level of stock – the fluffy rice balls add texture while sponging up the exotic flavours.

INGREDIENTS

Serves 4–6

optional: vegetable (chopped carrots, potato, okra, eggplant, etc.)
1 tbs oil
3 onions, chopped
1–2 tsp of fresh grated ginger
2–3 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped or pressed
1½ tsp salt
3–6 cups of vegetable stock (modify depending on whether you want soup or stew)
1 can pureed tomatoes
ground red pepper to taste, or fresh hot chilli pepper
2 tbs tomato paste
½ to 1 cup of creamy natural-style peanut butter (no sugar added
salt and pepper, to taste
70 g basmati rice, per person

cbm Canada Supports Innovation to Improve Access to Mobility Devices

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How 3D printing supports orthopaedic clinicians

18-year-old Leakhena

18-year-old Leakhena receives her first 3D-printed below-the-knee prosthetic socket as part of a clinical study by Nia Technologies Inc. and the Cambodian School of Prosthetics and Orthotics. © 3D PrintAbility Clinical Study, Phnom Penh, August 2016.

A year ago, cbm Canada founded a social enterprise called Nia Technologies Inc. (Nia) to help increase access to high-quality, affordable mobility devices in low-income countries. Nia uses 3D printing and other technologies to produce custom mobility devices such as below-the-knee prosthetic sockets, ankle-foot orthoses, and leg braces for children and youth with lower-limb disabilities.

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Pray for Haiti’s most vulnerable

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Stouffville, Ontario, October 5, 2016
Hurricane Matthew slammed into Haiti then Cuba yesterday with 230 kph winds, triggering major floods and forcing thousands to flee their homes.

cbm has staff, co-workers and projects in both of these countries. Stefan Doffel is our Regional Director for Latin America – “We are in contact with our colleagues and partners in Cuba and Haiti… There are reports of people dead in the affected areas, and in Port-au-Prince where we have our Community based Projects, children with disabilities and their families are reported to look for shelters. We are very concerned!”

Please join us as we pray for the safety and well-being of those who have been affected by the storm. May the Lord watch over them all, especially the most vulnerable children and adults who are living with disabilities.

cbm Canada is a registered charity giving hope and healing to children and families caught in the cycle of poverty and disability.

cbm Canada – Because no one should be forgotten

Media Contact:
Beth Jost-Reimer
bjreimer@cbmcanada.org
905.640.6466, x 241
800.567.2264

Ottobock donates 7 skids of medical equipment to cbm

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Stouffville, Ontario, October 5, 2016
cbm Canada, is so grateful to Ottobock Canada for their donation on September 30th, 2016 of more than 7 skids of medical supplies, mobility devices such as wheelchairs, transport strollers and early intervention therapy equipment, to help children living in poverty with disability.

Ottobock Canada’s Lauren Cassa, said, “They [cbm] bring these children medical devices that allow them to have independence and mobility in their lives. Sometimes these children can’t even go to school because they have no mobility equipment to do so and then they are left behind in life. And we think that’s very unfair.”

Ed Epp, Executive Director at cbm Canada shared, “We know from our 100 plus years of experience that when children living in the world’s poorest countries can’t walk, they miss out on so much of life. Most of them never get the chance to go to school. Too often they’re left behind by friends. Their world just keeps getting smaller. By donating medical items that will help kids move, play, learn, Ottobock is making a difference that will last a lifetime.”

cbm Canada is a registered charity giving hope and healing to children and families caught in the cycle of poverty and disability.

cbm Canada – Because no one should be forgotten

Media Contact:
Beth Jost-Reimer
bjreimer@cbmcanada.org
905.640.6466, x 241
800.567.2264