Project #14639

Yorladys needs a protheses to play with her kids

A microproject by Mahavir Kmina Artificial Limb Center


Yorladys is a young woman that lost her leg when she was 8 years old from a snake bite. Ever since she has used crutches to be able to move. Now she's 28 and she is the mother of three children, two boys and a girl. Yorladys lives in Turbo, a small city in the North West Colombian Coast. When we give Yorladys a prostheses she will be able to play with her kids and take care of them, she will recover her mobility, her self-confidence and will be able to free her hands in order to work.
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Losing a leg is an issue that can deeply affect a human being. Yorladys is a mother who needs to free her hands for normal things like showering or putting on her clothes. Taking care of three children is a full time occupation and by recovering the use of her hands and gaining mobility, she will be able to be a better parent.


The prostheses we want to give her will radically improve their life. It will be a solution to the impediment the crutches generate. With your donation we can help Yorladys to live an easier life and to increase her self-confidence, livelihood and parenting skills.

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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