Guillermo lost his leg due to a motorcycle accident. Today, because of his condition, he has to use crutches and gets tired easily. He would like to free his hands from the crutches, be able to work as before, and continue supporting his family. One of his motivations is to be able to share more time with his young daughter and be able to carry her around and walk alongside her. With your support we can ensure that Guillermo can travel to Mahavir Kmina Limb Center to provide the help he needs
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
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 amputees can't go to school, youths can't engage in higher education, and they can't participate in labor, cultural or social activities. The rest of the family is also affected, especially the care giver, who can't engage in other activities. In most cases Colombian amputees can't afford the cost of the prosthesis.
How will this project solve this problem?
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 person by lower limb amputation can have more opportunities to go back to school, college, and work, and participate in normal daily activities. In this opportunity we would like to support specific cases in which beneficiaries are not able to afford the travel cost to Mahavir Kmina's Limb Center.
Potential Long Term Impact
Makavir Kmina provides prostheses to 250 amputees per year. This microproject will provide a lower limb prostheses to Guillermo and the transportation costs he needs for the fitting. This will allow him to become independent in his daily life activities. Guillermo will have the opportunity to return to his work, thus improving his living conditions and those of the people around him.
Total Funding Received to Date: $1,500
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 $1,500 . The original project funding goal was $1,500.
Every microproject is intended to use the donations it receives in accordance with its stated description; however, it is important to provide project leaders with the flexibility to maximize the potential benefit from the donations they receive. This means that your donation may be used as a part of the main project that supports this microproject, specifically Give prosthetic legs for 60 Children in Colombia. In this event, the project leader is required to post an update to the microproject detailing the results and reasons behind this change.
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