US$35,301raised of $50,000.00 goal
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This fundraiser is to help our dear friend Mohammed Abu Matar to rebuild Tashkeel3D; a key manufacturer of 3D-printed medical equipment in Gaza that was destroyed by Israeli Occupation Forces during this week's attack on Gaza. Tashkeel3D is where Gaza's first 3D printer was built, where medical devices have been manufactured for years and led the opensource culture was in Gaza.
Tashkeel3D is the original Gaza affiliate of the Canada-based Glia Project, an organization founded by ER doctor Tarek Loubani which works with regional partners to develop and produce low-cost and open-source 3D-printed medical equipment. Among other tools, Tashkeel3D has developed 3D-printed tourniquets: compression devices used to limit bleeding. They were threatened with bombing previously by the Israeli Occupation Forces. While no specific reason was given, they were producing tourniquets to support Gaza's medical system at the time, which was likely what brought them to attention.
The destruction severely hampers efforts to produce 3D printed tourniquets. Tashkeel3D's offices effectively represent half of Gaza's 3D printing capacity.
All proceeds will go to Mohammed to help him rebuild Tashkeel3D. We ask that you please donate any amount that you possibly can and that you share this link with your network.
- Facebook Post by Mohammed
- Twitter post by Mohammed
- Vice Article Written by Gabriel Geiger
- CBC Article Written by Jason Vermes with files from The Associated Press and Reuters.
- ALjazeera Article Written by Mersiha Gadzo and Anas Jnena
- Loay Malahmeh
- Funds Captain
A year after the destruction of the LabUpdate posted by Mohammed Abumatar at 08:27 pm
Hello Dears,On this day a year ago, it was a difficult day when I received the news that the entire building in which the laboratory is located was destroyed. I used to think that it would take years to rebuild what I was, but the hope you gave me was. . . . .
Back to WorkUpdate posted by Mohammed Abumatar at 03:17 pm
Dear Donors,A very Happy and prosperous New Year to you and your family.As you are part of my success. I feel privileged to share my good news with you. I have finally been able to return to my work with full production capacity. Frankly, the last months were exhausting as. . . . .
Final Tranche Received - Donation StatusUpdate posted by Loay Malahmeh at 01:26 pm
Dear donors,3 months later, with multiple mediators, tranches of transfers, and many fees, Mohammed Abu Matar has received the final tranche. This is how apartheid makes daily life difficult for Gazans and Palestinians.The final tranche transferred was $5,892.55 and it was sent to the same mediator that received the money
Rebuilding StatusUpdate posted by Mohammed Abumatar at 11:56 pm
Dear donors After receiving donations, we started working on restoring the laboratory. It is true that what was built in years cannot be made in days, but we are working with all our energy to return quickly.Funds were used to purchase equipment and tools to start building machinesWe bought a. . . . .
Donation Status & Third Tranche ReceivedUpdate posted by Loay Malahmeh at 08:26 pm
Dear donors,Please note that we made another transfer to Mohammad yesterday.As you know, the campaign's online donation total is $31,992.55 after deducting fees from GoGetFunding and PayPal.The 3rd tranche transferred was $15,000 and it had to be sent in 3 tranches to the same mediator that received the money from
Donation Status & Second Tranche ReceivedUpdate posted by Loay Malahmeh at 08:09 am
Dear donors,Please note that we made another transfer this week to Mohammad. As you know, the campaign's online donation total is $31,992.55 after deducting fees from GoGetFunding and PayPal. The 2nd tranche transferred this week was $11,100 and it had to be sent in 4 tranches to a mediator that. . . . .
Donation Status & First Tranche ReceivedUpdate posted by Loay Malahmeh at 09:19 am
We are happy to share that we managed to transfer the first tranche of the total amount "Offline Donations: $14,700" and Mohammed has confirmed receiving it. Mohammed will be sharing updates and pictures of his progress on buying the new material and equipment.Funding Status:Total Funding: $50,001Offline Donations: $14,700 from 4. . . . .
100% Funded in 6 Days!Update posted by Loay Malahmeh at 05:26 am
We are thrilled to announce the completion of the campaign, reaching our goal of $50k in just 6 days!Very grateful for our generous donors and supporters for their contributions and for spreading the word all over the world.The funds will enable Mohammad to rebuild Tashkeel3D and resume operations, to supply. . . . .
Some Online Payments On Hold!Update posted by Loay Malahmeh at 04:06 am
There are 14 donations to this moment with a total of $3,347 not shown in the fundraiser due to being on hold in our Paypal account, we are in contact with PayPal team and GoGetFunding team to solve the issue and we'll update you once solved.Thank you for your understanding
We are almost there!Update posted by Loay Malahmeh at 08:13 pm
We are thankful for the great global response and we are only ~$5k away from our goal!A couple of updates; the offline donations will be sent to Mohammed this week and once we close the campaign, we will start processing the online donations.In the meantime, please keep sharing with your