Visiting a clinic in north east Burundi

Richard and Lars Klingsbo visit clinics in Burundi to follow up on the use of Eezer's motorcycle ambulances. Here is an update from the visit.

At the clinic in Burundi

This clinic has not had the opportunity to get pregnant women here before. Neither for checkups nor at delivery. The reason is the rugged terrain in the mountains. But since the clinic received an emergency ambulance, they transport almost all the women to the clinic. 

The clinic receives approximately $ 15 per delivery, which means increased income. The Eezer trolley therefore becomes "business critical" and is taken care of in the best way. 

Francoise at Cepbu (who runs the clinics) has together with Eezer and her colleagues at the clinics created an organization to market the ambulance. They are out in the villages and present the carriage, which in turn creates a sense of security for the women. The expectant mothers receive a number that they can call when they want to be picked up at the clinic or if something unforeseen happens. The carriages are used daily and transport hundreds of women every year. In the long run, there will therefore be a visible difference in measuring maternal mortality in the region. 

And Eezerbaby

With the help of Francoises, Eezer gets an organization around the Eezer trolley that allows the trolleys to be used in the best way. A notch curve will be visible! Then it will be a reproducible model for how Eezer will place the wagons in the rest of Burundi. Richard thinks they need to get out about 250 motorcycle ambulances. Right now there are soon 30 in place. When Eezer takes over Congo, Richard guesses that the need is at least ten times greater.

Facts

Maternal mortality is high in many parts of the world. In Kenya, 400 out of 100,000 mothers die in connection with pregnancy, the same figure in Sweden is 4. The UN's goal is for maternal mortality in the world to be reduced to 70 deaths per 10000 births by 2030.

The Eezer Initiative is a Swedish network of individuals, organizations and companies that actively work together to reduce maternal mortality in the African countryside. There is often a lack of means of transport to healthcare and Eezer is trying to solve this with the help of motorcycle-based ambulances. These motorcycle ambulances must cope with the difficult terrain in the African countryside. The motorcycle carriages togs in collaboration with the companies Industriverktyg, Lundgren Smide and Devex Mekatronik. The goal is for the design to be easy to manufacture locally.

Today, several motorcycle ambulances in Kenya and Tanzania, among others, are rolling ready to quickly transport pregnant women to the nearest clinic when it is time to give birth. The goal in the pilot phase 2017-2018 is to deliver 30 crews in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi and Congo. Based on those experiences, the goal in phase two is to manufacture another 300 crews. In addition to saving lives, the goal is to create jobs.

The financing of the project takes place partly through voluntary efforts by both individuals and companies, partly through gifts, monthly donors and corporate sponsorship. For those who want to get involved in Eezer's work, Eezer arranges trips where you can see and experience the business on site. You can choose to ride a motorcycle or car.

For more information about Eezer, enter into www.eezer.org

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Lundgrens Smide offers most of the steel, glass and wrought iron constructions to both construction companies and private individuals. We do most things within construction forging, glass and metal sectionsinterior forging and servicesmide and also organizes welding courses. Lundgrens is happy to do advanced forging and glass work where we contribute our expertise and provide suggestions for technical solutions. And, you probably did not miss our bestsellers back / pizza steel and grill press?
 We have fully equipped workshops in both Bromma and Järfälla and can therefore provide good and fast service. Over 50 people work with us.  


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A greeting from Africa

On Monday, Richard Lundgren and Eezer's zealous Lars Klingsbo landed in Bujumbura in Burundi. Lars has been there many times and for Richard it is his third trip. During the week, they will follow up both the manufacture and use of the ambulances. They will also hold discussions on how Eezer will scale up the project with Congo in mind.

A greeting

Here is a greeting from Richard on site in Bujumbura.

“Is in Bujumbura this week for a meeting on the initiative of the EEzer gang with two organizations from Congo and our partner Cepbu in Burundi. Because the Gang in Burundi has managed to get the wagons into operation so quickly, the idea is to start planning to deliver our motorcycle ambulances in Congo right now. 

For those of you who do not know EEzer, we are a bunch of enthusiasts led by Lars Klingsbo who deliver motorcycle ambulances in inaccessible areas. In these areas, up to 2 per 1000 births result in the mother dying and a major reason is that they do not go to the clinic because there are no accessible roads. 

We soon have 50 crews in different parts of Africa and now we enter the next phase when we have learned where they do the most good.

We will spend the week going out and studying some of the crews we have in operation here so that the Congolese representatives can see how they can fit into their clinics. Doctors, nurses and directors from a sister organization in Congo represent close to 200 clinics in rural areas. Among other things, he is one of Dr. Mukwege's closest collaborators (Nobel laureate and director of the Panzi clinic.)

If it turns out that we think we see, that the wagons can be useful in Congo, is a possible way to start a pilot study. To send two carriages to 2 clinics from Bujumbura located near the border. Our guess based on available statistics is that between 1,000 and 10,000 crews are required to ensure safe transport to the clinics in Burundi. 

With efficient local production, it should be possible to make them for 5-600 dollars per unit. Motorcycles cost about $ 1,400 there. 

Feel free to contact me or Lars if you or someone you know has ideas on how we can finance more crews. Eor have the opportunity to join one of our follow-up trips. 

Will be back with more updates from this week's meetings about what we come up with. ”

Eezer Burundi
Discussions about Eezer are ongoing

More about the Burundi mission

The first time Lundgren went to Burundi was in October 2018. At that time, Richard and blacksmith Elvis were on site to educate local people to build Eezer's ambulances. In the spring of 2021, Eezer sent down a container with materials and equipment to be able to set up a workshop and build 50 wagons. Once the container was in place, the local population began to build some wagons.

To start production and to ensure the quality of the wagons, a group went down in August 2021. They set up the workshop and worked together with the local team to start a rational production. In the autumn of 2019, they went down to Burundi to set up a small workshop to manufacture 48 ambulances locally. 

Eezer and Brundi 2021
Elvis and Burundi
Burundi 2018

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To save lives

During a follow-up trip to Kenya in May, it was seen that the carriages are used extensively. That the number of pregnant women who come to the clinics has increased. However, it is difficult to measure how many lives the wagons actually save. But, the equation is pretty simple. Maternal mortality is a major problem and transport to the clinics is a bottleneck. The more wagons that come into operation, the more lives are saved! And in the long run, it will be seen in the statistics on maternal mortality. 

To get there, Eezer needs materials for more carriages, buying motorcycles, training drivers, finding local collaborations, following up the crew, etc. Everyone who wants to can join and contribute. Either through financial contributions or practical efforts. Feel free to visit Eezer for more information. And, contact Lars or Richard if you want to know more or want to help. I promise it is an indescribable feeling to be part of making the world a little better!

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LUNDGRENS SMIDE - Forging & glass since 1952
To deliver a good project to a satisfied customer!

Lundgrens Smide offers most of the steel, glass and wrought iron constructions to both construction companies and private individuals. We do most things within construction forging, glass and metal sectionsinterior forging and servicesmide and also organizes welding courses. Lundgrens is happy to do advanced forging and glass work where we contribute our expertise and provide suggestions for technical solutions. And, you probably did not miss our bestsellers back / pizza steel and grill press?
 We have fully equipped workshops in both Bromma and Järfälla and can therefore provide good and fast service. Over 50 people work with us.  


You can follow us on our social media:
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Do you want help? 

Then if you want to hear from you, you get a cuddlefree proposal. You can also send your request to anbud@smide.com or fill in this form. If you want to talk to one of our project managers, you can also call us  08-684 118 00.

Work with us? We always have room for skilled project managers and blacksmiths with the right attitude. Here you can see what we are looking for right now.CATEGORIESNEWSEdit “Have a nice Ascension! Our opening hours"

Now we are welding in Bromma and in Africa

That we do so many different things is something that characterizes Lundgren's and that I think is very fun! Everything from exclusive entrances and security doors to pizza steel and welding in Africa. Getting new challenging tasks, big and small, at least gives me a boost of new energy and that it is fun to work.

In another part of the world

In Burundi, the Eezer gang is setting up a small workshop to manufacture 48 ambulances locally. Now some of our old workbenches and machines are in place in the workshop. 

The production of the wagons is in full swing. To get the carriages ready on time, the gang works almost around the clock. They also educate local people on how to build the wagons. When the prams are finished, they will go to clinics in Burundi to reduce maternal mortality, which is a major problem. The long-term goal is for all women in rural Africa to be able to go to a clinic to give birth in a safe and cost-effective way. 

During the week, the gang also followed up the crew that was delivered in the south Burundi two years ago. The prams are used to transport pregnant mothers to clinics when it is time to give birth. There are two women who went from the small village clinic to a larger clinic to deliver the children with an urgent caesarean section. The carriages made it possible to get around on difficult roads in life-threatening conditions. It was a matter of life or death and in these cases they arrived on time. We hope that the wagons will be used extensively in the future and save even more lives.

The team consists of the forging entrepreneurs Stefan and Richard, Eezer's passionate Lars, the mechanical engineer Magnus and the motorcycle builder Dennis. What heroes!

Eezer is a project that is close to our hearts and which is one of our most important projects. Because it is an indescribable feeling to be able to participate and make the world a little better. We all thank Lundgren for that because it is you who make this possible! And, I feel very proud of our work!

Eezer and Burundi

At the same time in Bromma

Right now we manufacture various forging products in our forging workshop in Bromma. Autumn welding courses has started with tagged participants who want to learn how to weld or develop their welding skills. Our new project managers Lasse and Mattias are in place, so now we have the capacity to take on more forging jobs. Here's a sampling of what we're doing right now.

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LUNDGRENS SMIDE - Forging & glass since 1952

Our goal is to always deliver good projects to a satisfied customer!

Lundgrens Smide offers most of the steel, glass and wrought iron constructions to both construction companies and private individuals. We do most things within construction forging, glass and metal sectionsinterior forging and servicesmide and also organizes welding courses. Lundgren is happy to perform advanced forging and glass work where we contribute our expertise and provide suggestions for technical solutions. And, you probably did not miss our bestsellers back / pizza steel and grill press?

 We have fully equipped workshops in both Bromma and Järfälla and can therefore provide good and fast service. Over 50 people work with us.  

You can follow us on our social media:

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LINKEDIN 

INSTAGRAM

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Feel free to contact us if you want a free proposal. You can also send your request to anbud@smide.com or fill in this form. If you want to talk to one of our project managers, you can call us  08-684 118 00.

We are open as usual all summer

Sommaröppet

We are open as usual all summer and right now we have the capacity to take on more forging jobs. Our opening hours are:

Monday - Thursday at 06.30 - 15.45 and Fridays at 06.30 - 14.15.

Do you want help? Call us 08-684 118 00 or email your request to anbud@smide.com

World-class forging and glass

Lundgrens Smide offers most of the steel, glass and wrought iron constructions to both construction companies and private individuals. Right now we make molds for concrete, flower boxes with benches, repair gates and truck bodies and manufacture gates and sofas.

We are happy to perform advanced forging and glass work where we contribute our expertise and provide suggestions for technical solutions. And, you probably did not miss our bestsellers back / pizza steel and grill press for smashed burger?

We charge for Burundi

This spring, a container filled with tools, machines and materials was sent to Burundi. In a few weeks we will travel to Burundi with Eezer. The team consists of the forging entrepreneurs Stefan and Richard, Eezer's passionate Lars, the mechanical engineer Magnus and the motorcycle builder Dennis. Now the team will build a workshop and help set up a production so that 50 wagons can be built locally.

The carriages will then go to clinics in Burundi to reduce maternal mortality in Africa. The long-term goal is for all women in rural Africa to be able to go to a clinic to give birth safely and cost-effectively. Do you also want to be part of the work to reduce maternal mortality in Africa with Eezer's motorcycle ambulances? You can either contribute what you are good at or give a gift. Read more at Eezers website.

Eezer MC-ambulansvagn
Motorcycle ambulances are now manufactured locally in Burundi

Sign up for a welding course this fall

On August 21, our regular course activities start and there are a few places left for the course Welding for beginners which goes off the rails then. Even if you have never held a weld before, you can easily learn to join metal together with the help of a welding wire and build a table, for example. Eager to learn? Then you should check out ours supply because we have courses for all tastes, both for individuals, companies and schools. With us, for example, an 80-year-old woman who has never welded before managed to get her first welding certificate. We also have participants who have learned advanced pipe welding.

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LUNDGRENS SMIDE - Forging & glass since 1952

Our goal is to always deliver good projects to a satisfied customer!

Lundgrens Smide offers most of the steel, glass and wrought iron constructions to both construction companies and private individuals. We do most things within construction forging, glass and metal sectionsinterior forging and servicesmide and also organizes welding courses. Lundgren is happy to perform advanced forging and glass work where we contribute our expertise and provide suggestions for technical solutions. And, you probably did not miss our bestsellers back / pizza steel and grill press?

 We have fully equipped workshops in both Bromma and Järfälla and can therefore provide good and fast service. Over 50 people work with us.  

You can follow us on our social media:

FACEBOOK

LINKEDIN 

INSTAGRAM

Tik-Tok

Feel free to contact us if you want a free proposal. You can also send your request to anbud@smide.com or fill in this form. If you want to talk to one of our project managers, you can call us  08-684 118 00.

Congratulations Ida! The winner of the adventure trip to Kenya!

Now is the competition for the adventure trip to Kenya completed. A competition for the benefit of Musikhjälpen - No human being should be left without care! The collection resulted in SEK 43,400 in just over a day. We received 645 grants. and when the collection was completed, the three finalists got to participate in a knowledge competition with the following questions:

  1. What does Eezer?
  2. How many pregnancy-related transports need to be carried out in Ethiopia in one year?
  3. Which animal kills the most people every year in Africa?
  4. How many large marshmallows can hold this glass jar (150 ml)?
How many marshmallows can hold the jar?

Ida Limbäck answered all the questions correctly (except question 4) and therefore became the lucky winner! In August 2021, she will be accompanied by Eezer's follow-up trip to Kenya.

A big thank you to all the heroes who participated and contributed!

Correct answers to the questions:

  1. Helper
  2. 42 000 000
  3. Mosquito (malaria)
  4. 36
Reading tips about our adventure trips:


A new gang on their way to Kenya

Lena's diary.

Moments in Olgulului

Towards Kenya

Meet André who builds motorcycle ambulances in Burundi

The Burundi mission is approaching

In a city in Tanzania

Moments with Jimmy

The Kenyan travelers are back

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LUNDGRENS SMIDE

We at Lundgrens offer most things in steel, glass and wrought iron constructions. With us, you can get good solutions based on your needs and wishes. We have 70 years of experience and broad knowledge. We have fully equipped workshops in Bromma, Järfälla and Norrköping and can therefore provide good and fast service. Today, over 50 people work with us. Our business areas are forgeglass and metal sectionsfurnishings and servicesmide. We also arrange welding courses.

You can follow us on our social media:

FACEBOOK

LINKEDIN 

INSTAGRAM

Feel free to contact us if you want a free proposal. You can also send your request to anbud@smide.com or fill in this form. If you want to talk to one of our project managers, you can call us on 08-684 118 00.

And do not miss our affordable pizza steel for the perfect pizza!

Lundgrens supports Musikhjälpen - win an adventure trip to Kenya with Eezer

LUNDGRENS SMIDE competes for the benefit of Musikhjälpen adventure trip  (value 25,000 SEK) to southern Kenya in August 2021! A project that is close to our hearts! No one should be left without care!


The work of developing Eezer motorcycle ambulances to reduce maternal mortality in the African countryside continues. Everyone who participates and contributes at least SEK 50 is participating and competing for an adventure trip to southern Kenya together with the Eezer initiative. During the trip, we follow up some of the activities on site and you get to see with your own eyes that the carriages are actually used and save lives in the African countryside. You get to meet the people in their environments and enjoy unbeatable nature experiences and encounters with animals. Part of Eezer's operations are conducted in the vicinity of the major national parks in Maasai Mara so there will also be an opportunity to go on safari and watch animals. You can choose to ride either a motorcycle or a car. It is a group trip and you go together with 10-12 other participants. The participants live and eat in simple conditions. It is not an arranged tourist trip but a real adventure where anything can happen! An unforgettable journey with many memorable meetings and places that are difficult to experience otherwise. At the same time as you are involved and make a difference! Make your contribution here.

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Facts

Maternal mortality is high in many parts of the world. In Kenya, 400 out of 100,000 mothers die in connection with pregnancy, the same figure in Sweden is 4. The UN's goal is to reduce maternal mortality in the world to 70 deaths per 100,000 births by 2030. 

The Eezer Initiative is a Swedish network of individuals, organizations and companies that actively cooperate to reduce maternal mortality in the African countryside. There is often a lack of means of transport to healthcare and Eezer is trying to solve this with the help of motorcycle-based ambulances. These motorcycle ambulances must cope with the difficult terrain in the African countryside. The motorcycle trailers have been developed in collaboration with the companies Industriverktyg, Lundgren Smide and Devex Mekatronik. The goal is for the construction to be easy to manufacture locally. 

Today, several motorcycle ambulances in Kenya and Tanzania, among others, are rolling ready to quickly transport pregnant women to the nearest clinic when it is time to give birth. The goal in the pilot phase 2017-2018 is to deliver 30 crews in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi and Congo. Based on those experiences, the goal in phase two is to manufacture another 300 crews. In addition to saving lives, the goal is to create jobs. 

The financing of the project takes place partly through voluntary contributions from both individuals and companies, and partly through gifts, monthly donors and corporate sponsorship. For those who want to get involved in Eezer's work, trips are arranged where you can see and experience the business on site. You can choose to ride a motorcycle or car. 

For more information about Eezer, enter into www.eezer.org

Want to read more about Eezer's follow-up trips?

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Already Friday…

It feels like it's Monday and Friday all the time! For the time being, illness is going fast and it is actually noticeable with everything we have time for. This week we have built Eezers motorcycle ambulances, made a wrought iron ramp, made glass sections in various materials such as copper, steel and brass. In addition, we have had welding trials for our skilled blacksmiths and welding course participants. Our new project manager Peter has put his teeth into a beam job. And, as usual, the week ended with 5 S with a focus on relocation. There is really a lot we get to do when we are helped! 

On Monday we are back! We are between a few jobs and right now we can offer extra fast and good service. So do not hesitate to Contact Us if you have something you want help with. We offer most things in steel, glass and forgeshoe constructions. Our forging workshop is filled with skilled blacksmiths who can manufacture exclusively furnishings. Our nice service guys are also available for servicesmide.

NICE WEEKEND!

Eezers motorcycle ambulance during manufacture

Lena's diary - in Kenya with Eezer

Take a look at Lena Pukki's diary from her trip with Eezer.

Aug 24

Today I am going on a fantastic journey, which I have had the opportunity to follow.
I am going to Kenya and get to follow a voluntary aid organization that works to reduce maternal mortality in connection with pregnancies and births through motorcycle ambulances.

Enter into www.eezer.org and read….  

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Aug 25

Today has been a long day. Landed early this morning in Addis Ababa, almost two hours waiting, on the next plane to Nairobi. Loaded up all our packing in two cars and off to the hotel and inspected all the motorcycles, had lunch and then meeting with various partners. Now in the room and will get me ready for tomorrow.
Stage 1, Rongai where we will leave an ambulance trailer to the clinic and then continue towards Kajiado.

Aug 26

We started from the hotel 8 in the morning our drive to the first clinic, where we will hand over an ambulance trailer. We are 9 motorcycles and one with a trailer.
The morning rush in Nairobi is a bit more chaotic than in Sweden, so we lost the motorcycles almost immediately after the start, but finally found each other and were able to continue our journey to the pick-up point for the trailer.

Loaded it and then had some coffee on foot and then off to the clinic. Delivered trailer and motorcycle and cooked some lunch on foot, then test drive with the trailer for the clinic manager and staff.

Now to the new hotel, via Kibera. Nairobi's major slums. Arrive at Masai Eco lodge, install us in the rooms then dinner and in bed. Because we were going to have breakfast at 05.00 before leaving for Amboseli National Park.


Dinner at the hotel and then fix everything before the trip to stage 3

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Bilden kan innehålla: 1 person, utomhus
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Aug 27

Today it was an early breakfast up at 04.00, breakfast and then off to Amboseli National Park. It was dark when we started our journey and nice asphalt road… ..until it ended. Now we had to hold on as best we could and hope that the little safari bus would not overturn. After about three hours we arrived at the park and had a fantastic ride among the wild animals. It turned out to be very nice pictures.

After a quick lunch on our feet, we began our journey towards Olgulului to see how it went with the first ambulance trailer that was put out. It was a very shaky trip, like riding a washboard and a hump piste, you were a little worried that the zafari bus would overturn. The right rear wheel, on the other hand, started to tangle a little, it started to lock and it sank a little alarming. All of a sudden the wheel locked and we made a giant cord with a washbasin on the road. We got help from the other car to end up right on the road. Became a little ditch driving too. We decided that the other car would drive behind us, in case we needed help and so we ran away again. Unfortunately, the other car also broke down, the wheel axle fell off and there was no coverage on the phones.

With a little luck and help from friendly people, we were reunited in Olgulului. There we were invited to sing by the Masai women and food. We had a meeting with the village chief and the others about the ambulance trailer, what worked and what did not work. Unfortunately it got completely dark before we left for the hotel, but we went home without more mishaps for a really late dinner and then in bed to go away on the next stage.

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Bilden kan innehålla: himmel, utomhus och natur
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Aug 28

We started early as usual, our first stop was a new future mini-dairy and combined clinic. Then the journey continued to the Pilliwac clinic, where we followed up the first ambulance trailer. We were greeted by singing and dancing, then a tour of the clinic and had rewarding conversations. The journey then continued to Naretoi, where we were to visit the school and the drilled well, it was difficult to get water, but at a depth of 180 meters they were finally found.

This well is very helpful for the women, so that they can drain water and sell in the area. This time too we managed to get away from each other, but also managed to find our way back to each other. Continued to a brand new clinic that also wants an ambulance trailer. We succeeded with 2 punctures on 2 motorcycles, we had to load the motorcycles on the flatbed and speed towards Loitoktok. When we were almost there, it stopped. There had been a tragic accident there on the road, where a small Masai child was hit by a car and died. The Masai had filled the road with large boulders on a stretch of 100 m approx. The police were on site and tried to persuade the Masai to remove the stones. Finally, after 3 hours of waiting, we were able to stop by and continue the journey towards Naretoi and the bed.

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Aug 29

Today's stage is a transport route that starts at the foot of Kilimanjaro and ends at the shore of the Indian Ocean with no visits at all. It's a long drive on
Sometimes asphalt, among very bumpy gravel roads and sometimes on red clay roads about 450 km.

We are a wonderful group with a lot of laughter and positive thinking and I am so happy that I got to join this tour. Getting to know these fantastic people with the enormous commitment to make life a little better for these fantastic people we meet at the clinics and villages we visit. I've learned so much.

Very beautiful nature, through Tsavo National Park and many small villages the toddlers wave and shout along the roads when we arrive, 9 motorcycles and a large car with a trailer. Today's drive took 10 hours with short stops for fluids, lunch, stretching the legs a bit and a puncture.

Aug 30

After a good night's sleep, we had a wonderful breakfast and a dip in the Indian Ocean before heading to the Kinondo Kweto Clinic to follow up on the trailer that was there. We met the amazing Dr. Harrison, what a fiery soul and what amazing work is being done at this clinic. After the tour of the clinic, we met all the midwives who go around and bring the women to the clinic, to give birth to their children safely. As usual we were received with song and dance. They do a fantastic job of getting the women to the clinic both for check-ups before the birth and to also after that make sure that the children are vaccinated.  

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Aug 31

Today has been a clean day of rest, which was much needed. Lots of sun and swimming and preparations for tomorrow's long drive back to Nairobi 550 km on Kenyan roads, takes about 12 hours. It was a small motorcycle ride for some, just a puncture. Our driver Kevin has repaired the car and the day ended as usual with a joint dinner. 

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September 1, Part 1

We got up early to try to get away by 6am. It started well, everyone got going and the roads were empty. We thundered through the countryside and national park.
After 50 km, the first puncture appeared. It was just to load the motorcycle on the trailer and off eller .or not. The car was dead and everyone knowledgeable tried to fix it, something with the generator. They temporarily managed to get the car started, so that we would come to someone new with a workshop.

We came to Kinango, where we found a couple of guys who went on the generator, we took the opportunity to fix the point twist and decided that all but 2 motorcycles go to Nairobi.

Anne me and Hilda got hold of a guy who could fix some lunch for us, we chewed and the generator was repaired, but there was still a little electrical fault in the car. We had to drive with the front windows down and the invoices closed, because it did not work to close or open the windows.

We started the journey to Nairobi and beamed together with the motorcycles, a workshop immediately started fixing with the generator. Once again we decided that all motorcycles go to Nairobi and we girls stay with drivers until the car is fixed.
Now new plans, we have to try to get a driver with a car that can drive us to Nairobi, is starting to get a little stressful as it is still about 5 hours to Nairobi.

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September 1, Part 2

We got a guy who could drive us to Nairobi, so we fit everyone's pack in his car and started our trip to Nairobi. He was given strict orders not to make dangerous overtaking, which otherwise seems to be the Kenyans' specialty.

Ours drove us to a gas station, he would think then he …… ??? But he started by changing tires, asked if there were any problems, but nääe absolutely not.

We got off and he drove like a kamikaze pilot, had to tell him that, if he wants to drive himself to death, it's perfectly ok for me, but he can do it on the way home without us in the car. Ok, he calmed down a bit, but had to remind him between laps.
Informed him that it is also in Kenya is forbidden to talk on the phone, especially if you drive as soon as the car goes and makes overtaking.

When we had managed 50 km and had only 50 km left, we ended up in a terrible traffic chaos. A truck had completely crashed and lay across all the files. There were several hundred trucks, buses and trucks in a single chaos and a crazy driver who started tripping in the chaos to get around.

Finally we arrived in Nairobi and when we arrived at the last roundabout to the hotel, all our motorcycles dived into the roundabout. Now we were all gathered again.

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September 2, last day here in Kenya

After a few hours of sleep a shower that washed away all the red sand / dust that we have been covered in recent days. Quick breakfast and then off to return motorcycles, a quick visit to a school and then we will go back to the hotel and pick up packing, then to the flight. Hope Kevin gets back to the last pack left in the car. Lars' shoes, Daniel's passport and a bit of that.

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Now we are waiting for the flight to go, unfortunately Daniel stayed and will have to take the flight tomorrow. His passport he did not catch up with him from Voi.

It has been an eventful journey and takes a few days before you digest all the experiences and impressions you have received.

Who is Lena Pukki? Lena herself lives in a large old house in the middle of a nature reserve. She loves to grow in her greenhouses and garden land during the summer period. In the winter, she travels as much as her job and finances allow. She loves to see the world and experience other cultures. Lena works as a business manager in care and runs some homes for people with developmental disabilities / autism and has always worked, both in her professional life and privately, to try to make life a little better for the weakest in society in various ways. During her travels around the world, she has also started to make her own small relief efforts, where she tries to get as much as possible in clothes, shoes, hygiene items, toys, telephones and other things that can be helpful, mainly for children and women.

How did Lena join the Eezer team? Lena has known Jerry Pettersson for 33 years and also knows Niklas Manns. Jerry knows that Lena knows Africa quite well and that she has made her own private trips there. He asked her if she would be interested in coming along and she was. Lena was also to Kenya privately in February, on a combined relief trip and vacation. https://www.facebook.com/lena.pukki

Monthly letter August 2019 - everything in forging & glass

Welcome back!

Hope your summer has been good and that you feel charged for the challenges of autumn. It feels good to have all the strength back. 

Fridhemsplan has opened as planned

Many thanks to everyone who stood up and helped us to implement the Fridhemsplan project. Getting through such a large project in a short time in the middle of summer is both challenging and fun. It was an outstanding team that fought and showed that they could solve the challenges that arose in a good way. It made us feel confident that we would be able to do the job. The gang mounted steel frames and sheet metal cassettes on the track side. They turned the steel frame into a lamp fixture as well as the glass railings and guides. We finished the first part on time and the station can open as planned. Now we will complete the last part of the project.


Bright, fresh and high ceilings

We have been sitting in our forging workshop by Bällstaån since the 70s. In recent years, there has been a transformation of the industrial area into housing, parks and walkways and it is not so strange that we have to move away from our dear forging workshop. But, a new forging workshop in Bromma is waiting for us. It is light, fresh and has a high ceiling height. When the rebuilding of the public spaces is complete, we will start moving in and in February the move will be completed.

Eezer - Kenyaresor

It is a very special feeling that arises when we get to be involved and make a difference. It is a warm feeling in the heart that occurs when Eezer's ambulance ambulances transform a person's day from horrible to fantastic. Seeing the results of Eezer's work on site in Africa is an indescribable feeling. This is exactly what both Javier and Richard experienced when they went on a follow-up trip with Eezer in August.

For two years we have been involved in Eezer. Among other things, we have built ambulance carriages in our forging workshop that currently runs in Africa and trained local people in Burundi in building carriages. Regardless of whether you have contributed with concrete efforts or not, it is we together who make it possible for us to get involved in Eezer.


Our projects

In August, the Fridhemsplan project was full. In addition, we installed wrought iron gates and railings at the Turkish Embassy, made metal glass sections for Bromma Church, interior forging, variations and wine rack. We also continued with the corten facade on Biskoppsudden. Three full welding courses also started.

With charged batteries, we look forward to this autumn's exciting project within forge & glass and to row together the move to new fresh premises. Autumn 2019 will be a fun autumn - now we're driving!

Current dates in September 2019

  • Thursday 5 September Deadline salary
  • Tuesday 17 September at 06.30-11.30 Massage in the lunch room floor 2
  • Wednesday 25 September salary payment
  • Friday 27 September general meeting at 13.30
  • Planning meeting every Thursday at 13.15 in the large conference room 

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A new gang on their way to Kenya

At the same time as a satisfied Eezer gang is sitting on the plane home from Kenya, a new expectant gang is on its way with twelve tagged participants. One of them is our CEO Richard who is making his third Eezer trip to Africa.

It all started two years ago when Eezer's ambulance vans appeared on Facebook and aroused Richard's curiosity. He wanted to find a project that Lundgren could get involved in. Shortly afterwards, Richard and four colleagues went on a trip to Kenya with Eezer to see what they are trying to do and what conditions are in place. They were completely sold when they saw that there were concrete efforts that we at Lundgrens can contribute within what they are good at - welding, building and repairing things.


That is the way it is and today is Eezer Lundgren's most important project. Among other things, we have built ambulance carriages in our forging workshop that currently runs in Africa and we have trained local people in Burundi in building carriages. We have made follow-up trips and seen with our own eyes that the carriages are actually used and save lives in the African countryside.

Charged for a new Eezer adventure


Richard travels to Africa for the third time and is charged and full of expectations.

-I looking forward to making this journey together with both old and new Eezeram ambassadors. It will be fun to visit Masai villages, deliver a new wagon and visit the village Olgulului where one of the crews has been around for just over a year. It is fantastic to see the results of Eezer's work on site and that the wagons make a difference in people's lives. Today, about 30 motorcycle ambulances are rolling and the hope is that Eezer will increase the volumes in the next step, says Richard.

During these trips, there will be long distances to ride the bikes. We will travel from Nairobi to Mombasa round trip. In my luggage I have motorcycle clothes and some tools with me. I also have toys with me that my children want me to give to the children in Africa, says Richard.

Maternal mortality is high

Did you know that a woman dies every minute due to complications associated with her pregnancy or childbirth? 99 percent of all the hundreds of thousands of women who die live in low-income countries, of which three quarters in Africa. In Tanzania, 23 women die every day from complications associated with childbirth. Almost one an hour! Transport between home and maternity clinic is often a bottleneck that the Eezer Initiative tries to solve with the help of motorcycle-based ambulances. Maternal mortality is high in many parts of the world. The UN's goal is to reduce maternal mortality in the world to 70 deaths per 10000 births by 2030.

Facts about Eezer

The Eezer Initiative is a Swedish network of individuals, organizations and companies that actively cooperate to reduce maternal mortality in the African countryside. There is often a lack of means of transport to healthcare and Eezer is trying to solve this with the help of motorcycle-based ambulances. These motorcycle ambulances must cope with the difficult terrain in the African countryside. The motorcycle trolleys have been developed in collaboration with the companies Industriverktyg, Lundgrens Smide and Devex Mekatronik. The goal is for the construction to be easy to manufacture locally.

Today, several motorcycle ambulances in Kenya and Tanzania, among others, are rolling ready to quickly transport pregnant women to the nearest clinic when it is time to give birth. The goal in the pilot phase is to deliver 30 crews in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi and Congo. Based on those experiences, the goal is to manufacture another 300 crews in phase two. In addition to saving lives, there is another goal and that is to create jobs.

The financing of the project takes place partly through voluntary contributions from both individuals and companies, and partly through gifts, monthly donors and corporate sponsorship. For those who want to get involved in Eezer's work, trips are arranged where you can see and experience the business on site. You can choose to ride a motorcycle or car. 

For more information about Eezer, enter into www.eezer.org

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