Children
 Kenya
Project #6875

150 Child Mobility Carts for most in need

by Mobility Worldwide MO - Columbia

Summary

Mobility Carts go and last where wheelchairs won't. Mobility Carts go to leg handicapped children in poor or developing countries around the world free of charge. The cart provides mobility, community involvement, access to school, etc.
$37,500.00
total goal
$25,781.00
remaining
73
donors
1
monthly donor
6
years

Challenge

There are millions of leg handicapped persons in the world. Diseases, birth defects, landmines, amputations, etc. lead to the need for mobility. In many places there is no mobility at all or an inappropriate device is given. Carts were designed to provide mobility in rough, rural areas for those most in need. Standard wheelchairs are sometimes provided by NGOs but they do not work well in rough terrain or last long in those conditions. Adult caregivers carry or drag their children for years

Solution

Mobility Carts are simple mobility devices made of wood and steel with solid rubber tires. It provides mobility to travel in rough terrain (sandy, rocky, dirt, etc.). The wide wheelbarrow tires roll over bumpy pathways. It's easy to hand crank.

Long-Term Impact

A Mobility Cart not only provides mobility, but allows the recipient to become a more active community member. They can access school and worship centers. The cart also relieves the burden of the family and others who have tried to assist.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.giftofmobility.org

Organization Information

Mobility Worldwide MO - Columbia

Location: Columbia, MO - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.giftofmobility.org
Project Leader:
Kathy Maynard
Columbia, MO United States

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