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.
Feb 18, 2014

Creating a brighter future for 30 bright stars

Juan Jose celebrating no more crutches!
Juan Jose celebrating no more crutches!

For 7 years Mahavir Kmina Artificial Limb Center has been creating and providing prostheses for people who have lost their legs and cannot access or afford a regular solution. Our main concern is that our beneficiaries, who come from all the Colombian territory, can have comprehensive medical, social and psycological attention.

We only have one office in La Estrella, Antioquia, which sometimes means people have to travel hundreds of miles to get to our offices, and we often pay for the transportation and accomodation of our beneficiaries and accompany them through their psycological process,which makes our work even more special, because we get to know them and their stories, we get to know how the prostheses will change their lives.

Almost 10% of our beneficiaries in a year are children. Children and teens are special to us, not only because been able to stand, walk and play is fundamental for their growth and development, but because almost every six months, a child needs his or her prostheses to be changed -this occurs due to their rapid growth and the fact they can keep wearing the old prostheses to allow proper muscle development. 

So far, we have raised USD $13,585, and with your help we have provided 30 prostheses. 30 lives that are now radically transform and are now on the way to develop their full potencial and shine like bright stars. 

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Thank you very much for your support!

Daniel can now go to his first dance party!
Daniel can now go to his first dance party!
Sara before getting her new prostheses
Sara before getting her new prostheses
Sara is now ready for the catwalk!
Sara is now ready for the catwalk!
Juliana showing off her new leg!
Juliana showing off her new leg!
Santiago happy with his new leg!
Santiago happy with his new leg!
Jan 23, 2014

Leandro is now walking to a bright future

Leandro showing off his awesomw new leg
Leandro showing off his awesomw new leg

Leandro is a sweet and energetic 3 year old, who loves to play. However Leandro had never been able to take his first steps due to a rare birth defect he was born without one of his legs. With your help Mahavir Kmina provided him with a prothesis so he can now learn how to walk, play and grow strong everyday.

Words cannot express happiness like the one we witnessed when little Leandro got his prosthesis. He had been dreaming and asking his mom about it for months, thanks to you, that day finally came and Leandro is able to stand, walk, play and more importantly develop his muscles. We are beyond grateful to our donors. Through your help Leandro will play soccer with his father for the first time and learn how to climb trees and ride a bike in the near future.

With your help, we were be able to provide Leandro with a prosthesis that will further his development, give him the opportunity to strengthen his muscles and grow strong and independent. Having his first artificial limb will allow him to take his first steps and enjoy childhood experience like any boy his age.

Our beneficiaries have wonderful stories. Tales of courage, determination and above all, hope. Every day we meet incredible people, we witness how they overcomes impossible circumstances. Thanks to your donation Mahavir Kmina can help people recover not only their mobility but also their sense of worth. We thank you for your donation and invite you to support us in our future projects so we can give children like Leandro a brighter and happier future.

Leandro can now stand up and build his muscles
Leandro can now stand up and build his muscles
Nov 18, 2013

Hope and Happy Endings

Aleida and her new leg
Aleida and her new leg

We are beyond grateful with our donors. Through your help we have given 29 people the opportunity to walk again! Children have been able to run, play, climb trees and live normal lives, gain independence and become active part of their communities. With your donations we have given each of this 29 people a new outlook on life and a brighter hope for their future.

Our beneficiaries have wonderful stories. Tales of courage, determination and above all, hope. Every day we meet incredible people, we witness how they overcomes impossible circumstances. Thanks to your donation Mahavir Kmina can help people recover not only their mobility but also their sense of worth.

We are so proud to share with you the story of Aleida. She is a beautiful and bright young woman, ronound amogher friends and family for her optimism and courage. When Aleida was 14, she lost her leg on a terrible accident, as a car was being towed by another the cable connecting both vehicles cut her leg bellow her knee.

Being the determined and brave person she is, Aleida continued working hard to overcome all obstacle and her dream was to get a technical education when she finished high school to provide a better life for her and her family. 

Aleida had a prostheses done when she was 14, but as she grew, her prostetic leg was too small for her and she almost couldn't walk anymore. She sought the help of Mahavir Kmina so she could walk again and continue her personal development.

Little did she know that in Mahavir Kmina she would find more than her movility restored, one of our allies HMV Engineers heard about Aleida and her desire to study, and they desided to pay for her technical studies! Now Aleida has a new prostheses, she can walk again, go to school and build a better future for her and her family. 

Aleida
Aleida's famous smile
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