Mobility--A Human Right: Wheelchairs for Colombia



560 wheelchairs are sent to children, parents and grandparents in Columbia, who otherwise may lead a life of isolation. Mobility means an opportunity to rejoin the social fabric of society.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

As a result of landmines, birth defects and disease, the need for wheelchairs in Colombia is tremendous. The beneficiaries of these 560 wheelchairs will be children, adults and the elderly. Many of them have been injured and displaced by the civil war. With the help of wheelchairs, the beneficiaries can rejoin their community in a productive way, fostering well-being, health, and social peace.

How will this project solve this problem?

560 custom-made wheelchairs will be sent to a partner-organization in Colombia to distribute to regions most in need. Recipients are photographed with his/her wheelchair certificate, which is sent back to Wheelchair Foundation to give to the donor.

Potential Long Term Impact

A wheelchair will give recipients the mobility necessary to receive medical treatment and job training to support their family. A wheelchair means freedom to attend school, get a job, go to church, and be part of the social fabric of society.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $685

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 $685 .  The original project funding goal was $42,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Thanks to 14 donors like you, a total of $685 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. 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

David Coyle

Director, Marketing & Development
Danville, California United States

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