To fly Doctors Mark and Andrea Hotchkin back to the hospital in Chad where they provide basic healthcare to isolated communities would have taken MAF just six hours. Compare this to their arduous four days/three nights travel by land across the Sahara desert!
This is how they described their journey: “We drove into the Sahara desert in driving rain, splashing through pools of water until we were stuck in a mixture of mud and sand. All our bags were unloaded and the digging started. After three hours and a lot of hard work we were out. The rain had stopped so we drove on a little then had a break for a meal (tuna with pasta this time) and a well-earned rest. However there was still more to come—to our right a huge storm cloud gathered over the mountains. Soon we were completely blacked out by a dust storm”.
This story illustrates what a difference a MAF flight can make! To keep MAF flying in places like Chad, each year MAF makes jerrycan Christmas cards available as unusual and life-changing gifts.
If you would like to give a gift that makes a difference, the first step is to buy your jerrycans of jet fuel.
Once you have donated, you will receive a Thank You letter with a link to download your jerrycan Christmas card that you can print out and give to someone you love.