Mahavir Kmina Artificial Limb Center

Mahavir Kmina's mission is to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of all amputees that due to their poor economic condition do not have access to proper medical care. Mahavir Kmina provides, free of charge, leg prosthesis including the manufacture, fitting and rehabilitation, allowing the beneficiary to walk again and become independent so that they can re-engage in life activities and thus having social, economic, cultural and educational development.
Aug 20, 2014

Goods news from Luz!

Luz showing off her new leg!
Luz showing off her new leg!

Luz Erlender couldn't contain her happiness, she was filled with a quiet joy as we fitted her for her new leg. The 30 year-old single mother of 2, whose  life changed 10 years ago when she stepped on a landmine and lost one of her legs and spent some time in a coma. This made made the task of taking care of her young babies and working full-time a great challege, 

Luz lost her leg when she was a victim to one of the thousand of land mines that threaten the lives of rural people in Colombia, she needed a new leg to get a better job to provide for her familu and more importantly play with her children and walk them to school safely, her worst fear is they have to walk alone in dangerous roads and they migh stumble upon a landmine like she did. Thorugh your generosity we her a prosthesis that will allow her to use both her leg and hands to work and more importantly be able to provide a safer future for her family.

With her new leg she can now  get a better job, walk her children to school safely, making sure they are not hurt in the same way she was. With your help, Luz is now able to walk, run and play with her kids and she has also regained use of her hands, the new leg allows her to cook and care for her family more easily and get better economic opportunities for her and her children.  

While talking to Luz the day she got her new leg she said "I have no words to express my hapiness and greatfulnes for the people that believe in me enough to give me this gift of life and love, I will not dissapoint you I will be the best mother I can be and work hard".

So from Luz, her family and all of our team Thank you!

 

Luz too moved and excited for words
Luz too moved and excited for words
Aug 15, 2014

David is now happily riding his bike to school!

David and his new leg!
David and his new leg!

We are so excited to share with you David's great news! This active and energetic 7th grader, who loves to ride his bike everywhere, but couldn't due to a terrible accident that shattered his leg, now has the chance to ride his bike to school again, with his new leg! 

Thanks to your generosity 16 year-old David, can return to his montainous hometown of Barrancabermeja with a brand new prostheses that will allow him to do something he though would never be posssible, riding his bike to school with his friends. Since he got his new leg his mother says that he is happier and wants to go back to school!

With your help Mahavir Kmina provided David with a new leg, and any other he needs when he grows up and his body changes. The new leg is allow him to ride his bike again, even do his old tricks and more importantly ride to school everyday!This new leg is not only giving David the opportunity to live a normal life and continue walking towards his dreams, but will help him get his self-esteem back and recover his independence and happiness.

David said to us the day we fitted his leg "I want to thank everyone that help my dream come true, all I can say is God bless and thank you for helping do what I love most again"

 

Aug 14, 2014

Thanks to you Matias can learn to walk!

Matias happy with his knew leg!
Matias happy with his knew leg!

Meet Matias a sweet and loving one year old from La Azulita, a neighbourhood in the small municipality of Copacabana. Cheerful and attentive, he loves to laugh and play, however he was born without one of his legs due to a rare genetic disease called agenesis, which cause an underdevelopment of the shinbone and fibula.

His disability has never stopped Matías from growing both physically and mentally, but as the time passes he had to get a prosthesis soon or his muscles wouldn't develop properly, and he may never be able to walk or hold himself upright. Worried, his mother sought the help of Mahavir Kmina, and thanks to your generosity we could provide him with a prosthesis, so he can grow happy and healthy.

It has not been an easy road for the child’s familty. However, thanks to your generosity, this month Matías received his prosthetic leg, which will help him to perform the activities of any child his age.

According to his mother he is learning how to walk and even run a litlle bit, and he loves to chase her around the house! It is precisely this kind of stories that make us so grateful for your help. Your generous donations have helped us give huge and significant opportunities to children in need around the country.

Matías is the living proof that we can help create new and brighter futures for children with physical disabilities, your solidarity inspires us to work harder every day.

So on behalf of Matias, his family and all the Mahavir Kmina team, Thank you for your support!

Matias lovely eyes!
Matias lovely eyes!
New legs means new adventures to be had!
New legs means new adventures to be had!
Matias can wait to use his new leg!
Matias can wait to use his new leg!
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