Beatriz is a woman that lost her leg in an accident in 2006 when she was crossing a railroad, fell down and was hit in her legs by the passing train. She is the mother of two young women and the granddaughter of three beautiful children. Beatriz lives in Puerto Nare, a small city located at the South East of Antioquia, Colombia. When Beatriz receives her prostheses she will be able to walk again, to play with her grandchildren and she will recover her self-esteem.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Losing a leg is an issue that can deeply affect a human being. Beatriz is a woman who needs to free her hands for normal things like showering or putting on her clothes. Not being able to work brings economic consequences but also it brings psychological affections. By losing her mobility, Beatriz has also lost some of her self confidence. The prostheses she needs will allow her to work again and to be an independent woman once more.
How will this project solve this problem?
The prostheses we want to give her will radically improve their life. It will be a solution to the impediment the crutches generate. With your donation we can help Beatriz to live an easier life and to increase her self-confidence, livelihood and independence.
Potential Long Term Impact
Makavir Kmina provides prostheses to 250 amputees per year. This project will provide in a one-year period, prostheses to 20 children and youth between 1 and 25 years old who have suffered lower limb amputation allowing them to become independent in their daily life activities. This is important because they will have the opportunity to return to school, college or work, thus improving their living conditions and those of the people around them.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.
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