Make Haiti's limb and brace center self-sustaining



This project will transform BRAC's existing limb and brace center in Haiti into a locally run, self-sustaining social enterprise. The model is based on a similar center in Bangladesh, where cost recovery is now 110%. Thanks to BRAC's partnerships with other donors, contributions to this project have extraordinary leverage: Funding of $19,786 raised through Global Giving will be matched and multiplied by others, unlocking $86,026 to reach 285 patients and contribute to sustainability.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The Red Cross estimates that one in 10 Haitians suffers from physical disabilities, hampering livelihood opportunities and deepening the poverty trap. Demand for prosthetic or orthotic devices is estimated at 70,000.

How will this project solve this problem?

The BRAC limb and brace center makes and fits low cost, high quality artificial limbs and braces, as well as provides counseling and rehabilitation services. The center is entering into a transition period during which it will move to a tiered payment model, with a goal of achieving additional 10% cost recovery year after year. The cost per patient is expected to fall as the staff (now entirely Haitian) increases their capacity to handle more patients.

Potential Long Term Impact

The limb and brace center will not only become self-sustaining in the long-term, but it will also catalyze economic and social empowerment for its patients. With the expected 11% increase in patients served annually, the center will have a direct impact on the social and financial empowerment of thousands of people, as well as an indirect impact on many more due to the spillover effects of increased livelihood opportunities for limb and brace recipients!

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $10

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 $10 .  The original project funding goal was $19,786.

Additional Documentation

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


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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

Scott MacMillan

New York, New York United States

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