Help Leandro take his First Steps



Leandro is a sweet and energetic 3 year old, who loves to play. However Leandro has 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 will provide a prothesis so he can learn how to walk, play and grow strong everyday.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Even though Leandro does not have one of his legs, he is a determined and curious little boy, and he grows strong everyday, but he needs to start walking soon so his muscles can develop properly and he can stand independently some day. Leandro has not had a artificial leg yet and he has a short span of time to develop the support and strength properly with out needing further assistance to take his first steps.

How will this project solve this problem?

With your help, we will 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.

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.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $1,500

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $1,500 .  The original project funding goal was $1,500.



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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Juan Rodrigo Mejia

Executive Director
Itagui, Antioquia Colombia

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