Health  Colombia Project #20293

Help us give Luis a horse so he can go to work

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Luis is a farmer from a tiny riveside town in the northeast of Colombia. A single father, who lost his leg when a truck belonging to a mining company runned over his leg. We cannot give him a protheses because of his health condition but we know a horse or mule could help him with his work around the farm and take his little boy to school, he had one before but it died, this project will improve his quality of life and his family's opportunities.

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Luis is a hardworking father, he works the fields in his little parcel of land cultivating yuca, which he sells in the market. He also walks the 30 minutes across the river to take his little son to daycare everyday. Two years ago, walking to town he was runned over by a truck. His amputation left him with bad conditions to use a prosthesis. He had a horse to help him get around his farm, taking the yuca to town and transport his little boy, but it died, living him in precarious conditions.


Since we cannot provide a prosthesis, as we normally would, we wanted to help Luis in a creative way, so we want to buy him a horse or a mule so he can get around.This companion will not only provide support for Luis to get around the farm, help him take his child to daycare and doctor's a pointments, and allow him to once take his produce to town to sell and provide for his family. Even if we can't provide him with a new leg we still want to improve his and his family's quality of life.

Long-Term Impact

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.


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Organization Information

Mahavir Kmina Artificial Limb Center

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

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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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