Jake Boudreau, owns a company that 3-D prints prosthetic limbs for people across the world who may not be able to afford them.
Kindness 3-D has already made its second delivery.
Boudreau tells The Hawk that the second delivery, to Costa Rica, was completed about two weeks ago.
“The second device delivery just happened,” he says. “We just did an artificial hand for a little girl there.”
Boudreau who runs the company out of his Halifax apartment says he was watching YouTube videos when he came across a larger company, called e-NABLE, who were doing the same thing.
He says his interest in 3-D printing lead him to starting his own company.
“I saw a YouTube video back in November about this group called e-NABLE,” he says. “I was really interested in 3-d printing technology back them and still am.”
Jake tells The Hawk that families and recipients all around the world can use e-NABLE platform to link up with his company and send them photos, measurements, style choices, and colour preferences.
The Kindness 3-D project has a GoFundMe page that they use to crowd fund the limbs here , and also has a Facebook page under Kindness3D.