Mahavir Kmina will provide prostheses to 40 low income kids and young Colombian limb amputees, giving them the opportunity to start again.
Around 20.000 Colombian people have suffered limb amputation due to land mines, armed conflict, traffic accidents, work place accidents and health related problems. In most cases amputee kids can't go to school, youths can't engage in higher education, and they can't participate in cultural or social activities. The rest of the family is also affected, especially the care giver, who canAt engage in any activity either. In most cases Colombian amputees can't afford the cost of the prosthesis
Mahavir Kmina helps lower limb amputees through medical consultation, production and fitting of the artificial limb, physical therapy and psychological support. Thanks to Mahavir Kmina, an affected child or youth by lower limb amputation can have more opportunities to go back to school, college, and work, and participate in recreational activities.
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.
Total Funding Received to Date: $13,055
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $6,945
Total Funding Goal: $20,000
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).