Mahavir Kmina Artificial Limb Center

Mahavir Kmina's mission is to contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of all amputees that due to their poor economic condition do not have access to proper medical care. Mahavir Kmina provides, free of charge, leg prosthesis including the manufacture, fitting and rehabilitation, allowing the beneficiary to walk again and become independent so that they can re-engage in life activities and thus having social, economic, cultural and educational development.
Sep 7, 2016

Matias is ready to walk with his new leg

Matias hugs his father.
Matias hugs his father.

Thanks to your donations so far, we have given to kids in Colombia the chance to walk, learn and be happy. 

One of this kids, is Matías, a beautiful 6 years old boy that lost his leg due to a poor executed surgery. After this tragedy he had to quit school for a while, and stay at home recovering. Then, in 2010 he received his first prosthesis from Mahavir Kmina, with which he learned to walk again, left his crutches behind and started living like any other kid. 

Thanks to your generous donations, he came back to school, saw his friends again and started playing soccer, his favorite sport. We are so happy to know that he is living a healthy and happy life.

This month, he came back for another prosthetic leg, due Matías is still a kid and that means he is still growing, he will need to come frequently to change it.

He came with a big smile and looking happy, and so his family, but the smile he got when he left Mahavir Kmina was even bigger. Now he is getting ready to become in the soccer player he wants to be. He and his family couldn´t be happier and more grateful with you, generous donor. 

Matías is one of the many children that need our help, one of the many disabled children in Colombia. that still have a chance in life to be educated, happy and independent if we continue to work together towards donating prosthesis to them.

Thank you for being our partner in changing this world, we are proud of our work and prouder of having your trust.

If this stories touch you, I want to tell you that we are looking an special help for Ever, a kid who lives in one of the poorest territories in Colombia. He never developed one of his leg, so we made a microproject for him here in Globalgiving and I bring the link to it in this report.

With eternal gratitude,

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Jun 10, 2016

A pair of legs, two kids and one new friendship

Juan Jose, when he was only 3 years old.
Juan Jose, when he was only 3 years old.

Mahavir Kmina is a young corporation, but during the past eight years, we were working hard to change lifes, to give new opportunities to those who are invisible, to those who are rejected, to those who think about themselves as nuisance, because that's what happens when a kid looks different. We don't think about them in that way, we think they are special and beautiful, and they need our help, your help.

Together, the Corporation and their amazing and incredibly generous donors, are making a difference in the life of hundreds of children who, for any reason, are living without one or both legs. This time, we want to share with you the special story of Juan José and Keyner, two wonderful kids who met each other when they came to Mahavir Kmina's facility for their free of charge prosthesis.

Juan José and Keyner came from Barranquilla, a coastal city not far from the Atlantic Ocean; however, they never met each other before they came to us. Both of them lost their right leg, but the memories behind their condition is completely different. Juan José was borned with a congenital deformity in his right leg, it was smaller than the other one, impeding him to walk without the help of crutches or a wheelchair. "I'm so happy because Mahavir Kmina always helps me", he says with a beautiful smile in his face. We surely do, last month was the fourth time that Juan Jose came to us, he's comming since our early beggining, when he was only 3 years old.

Keyner, meanwhile, lost his leg when he was just a little baby. His parents never cared about his needs, is his grandmother who always took care of him. "I was cooking the dinner when Keyner crawled out of home directly to the street, his parents only realized about that when it was too late", says the grandma. Sadly, a trailer passed over him, shattering his entire leg and causing severe brain damage. Eight years have passed since the accidente, but Keyner is fine now, he is a lovely and smiling kid who came to us for help. In the present days, he's learning to walk, to run, to jump and to dance with two legs, "I wanna be a soccer player as James", he says with a twinkle in his eyes.

They both came the same morning to our falicity and, after they got their prosthesis, they made their first steps with them together. Juan José is walking with Mahavir Kmina's prosthetic legs since ever, so using the new one was not a problem for him. Keyner, in the other hand, never knew what is to walk with two legs before, so he needed time and practice to learn, but thanks to his new friend, who encourage him to keep trying, he finally walked for the fist time.

This story was possible thanks to you, generous donor. The money you invested in our project helped  to bring them both a new opportunity and a new friendship; for that, we are eternally grateful. Thank you for your donation, thank you for believing in our case, we hope to keep getting help from people like you around the world so we, all together, can change more and more lifes. In the present days, more than 700.000 human beings are living in Colombia without one or both legs, the prosthetic legs in the market are just too expensive for many of them, so they need our help. If you are interested in keep helping this kind of kids, we want to remind you that the next june 15 is the GlobalGiving Bonus Day, the donations made during that day will be increased with the support of GlobalGiving, so the help you'll bring will be higher and will impact more lifes.

We wish you a beautiful day and a prosperous life.

With gratitude,

Mahavir Kmina team.

Keyner, the first day in our facility.
Keyner, the first day in our facility.
Juan Jose came to us for his 4th prosthetic leg.
Juan Jose came to us for his 4th prosthetic leg.
Keyner and Juan Jose, posing together.
Keyner and Juan Jose, posing together.

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Mar 15, 2016

Sara is walking again, and is ready to go to college!

Looking beautiful and full of hope!
Looking beautiful and full of hope!

Thanks to your donations so far, we have given to kids in Colombia the chance to walk, learn and be happy. 

One of this kids, is Sara, a beautiful 16 years old girl that had a traffic accident when a taxi ran over her when she was only 7 years old. After this tragedy she had to quit school for a while, and stay at home recovering from the accident. Then, in 2013 she received her first prosthesis from Mahavir Kmina, with which she learned to walk again, left her crutches and started living normally again. 

She came back to school, got back her friends and started to feel more like a teenager, enjoying this stage of her life. 

Now, after three years of having her first prosthesis, she came back to Mahavir Kmina because she has grown up so much that her old prosthesis didn´t fit anymore and needed to be replaced. 

She came looking beautiful and happy, but when she left she had a big smile on her face and was amazed by having the opportunity to continue living. Now she is getting ready to go to college and knows that if she didn´t have her prosthesis it would be really difficult to do so. And for that, she couldn´t be happier and more grateful with you, the donors. 

Sara is one of the many children that need our help, one of the many disabled children in Colombia. that still have a chance in life to be educated, happy and independent if we continue to work together towards donating prosthesis to them.

Thank you for being our partner in changing world, we are proud of our work and prouder of having your trust.

Remember the upcoming bonus day on march 16th in which your donations will be matched, hurry and donate early in the morning so you don´t miss the opportunity!!

With eternal gratitude,

Taking measures to make her prosthesis
Taking measures to make her prosthesis
Strike a pose right before getting a new life!
Strike a pose right before getting a new life!
Always with mommy, her best companionship!
Always with mommy, her best companionship!
It takes a little practice but she is strong!!
It takes a little practice but she is strong!!
Saying thank you is not enough, I love you
Saying thank you is not enough, I love you
 
   

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