In autumn 2019, M. van der Stelt and L. Brouwers conducted a successful crowdfunding campaign in collaboration with the Dutch Albert Schweitzer Fund (NASF); collecting 15,000 Euros. With this amount, we financed an MPP Solar off-grid inverter combined with two batteries to prevent power changes and outages of the printer. We support local employees with a small salary contribution for their indispensable work, and we donated a car to the Masanga Medical Research Unit.
Ultimaker (Ultimaker BV, Geldermalsen, the Netherlands) gifted the 3D-printer as well as printing materials. Shining 3D (Einscanner Pro Plus, Shining 3D Technology, Hangzhou, China) gifted a 3D-scanner. To both companies, we express our gratitude.
We would like to thank all the participants and the Masanga staff who helped manufacture the prostheses!