Empowered Communities Expand Disability Service

$200 $31,566
Raised Remaining


Expanding rehabilitation services from institution to community by creating a body of trained community women leading to transference of responsibilities for the disabled amongst them.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Poor communities are characterized by lack of access to proper medical care and intervention services for their disabled children, particularly those with mental handicaps. This is compounded by ignorance about mental handicaps. Consequently, needs of children with mental handicaps have not been sufficiently addressed. Beneficiaries are persons with disabilities, specifically those with mental handicaps, and women, particularly mothers of children with mental handicaps.

How will this project solve this problem?

To organize awareness programs, training programs for mothers of children with disabilities, establish a rehabilitation clinic, place trained community workers as home advisors, and to form Self-Help Groups of women and mothers of the disabled.

Potential Long Term Impact

This project will result in communities that are better able to address the needs of those with mental and physical handicaps.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $200

Funding Policy: subsidized/guaranteed

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 $200 as of Jun 9, 2004.  The original project funding goal was $31,766.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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