Children
 Colombia
Project #22415

Help Juan have a prosthesis this christmas!!

A microproject by Mahavir Kmina Artificial Limb Center
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Summary

By giving a prosthesis to Juan he will be able to walk by himself, being independent. He will go to school to become a great student while in breaks he will play with his friends without feeling isolated. He will become in control of his life by walking independently and will be able to pursue his goals.
$1,000.00
total raised
28
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year active

Challenge

Juan is a 9 year old kid that lost his leg on november 2011. He lives in the municipality of Puerto Berrio in Antioquia, one of the most affected towns by violence and armed conflict in Colombia. While he was at a bakery with his mother and grandmother the guerrilla threw a granada inside the bakery, in this attack his grandmother died and Juan lost a leg. Due to this lost he and his mother faced really difficult times and is really complicated for him to move around by himself and go to school.

Solution

By giving a prosthesis to Juan he will get back his independence, go to school by himself, play with his friends and grow up having a normal childhood. His mother as well will recover part of her life, she will be able to work more to provide a better life for his son. He will start living again the life violence took away and together they will overcome this life proof. With an artificial leg Juan will grow with no back issues, and will develop properly in a physicall and psychological way.

Long-Term Impact

This project will help 60 children in Colombia that lost their legs, by donating prosthesis, giving them the chance to have ther life back, giving independence and the possibility of walking again. We will improve their life quaity and conditions by giving physical rehabilitation and helping them to return to their daily activities like study and playing. It will also benefit their families and everyone can return to their regular life and improve it. The children will get back dignity and joy.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

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Organization Information

Mahavir Kmina Artificial Limb Center

Location: La Estrella, Antioquia - Colombia
Website: http:/​/​www.mahavir-kmina.org
Project Leader:
Juan Rodrigo Mejia
Executive Director
Itagui, Antioquia Colombia

Funded Project!

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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