Mobility--A Human Right: Wheelchairs for Colombia

by Wheelchair Foundation

Summary

560 wheelchairs are sent to children, parents and grandparents in Columbia, who otherwise may lead a life of isolation. Mobility means an opportunity to rejoin the social fabric of society.
$685.00
total raised
14
donors
0
monthly donors
10
years

Challenge

As a result of landmines, birth defects and disease, the need for wheelchairs in Colombia is tremendous. The beneficiaries of these 560 wheelchairs will be children, adults and the elderly. Many of them have been injured and displaced by the civil war. With the help of wheelchairs, the beneficiaries can rejoin their community in a productive way, fostering well-being, health, and social peace.

Solution

560 custom-made wheelchairs will be sent to a partner-organization in Colombia to distribute to regions most in need. Recipients are photographed with his/her wheelchair certificate, which is sent back to Wheelchair Foundation to give to the donor.

Long-Term Impact

A wheelchair will give recipients the mobility necessary to receive medical treatment and job training to support their family. A wheelchair means freedom to attend school, get a job, go to church, and be part of the social fabric of society.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.wheelchairfoundation.org

Organization Information

Wheelchair Foundation

Location: Danville, California - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.wheelchairfoundation.org
Project Leader:
David Coyle
Director, Marketing & Development
Danville, California United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 14 donors like you, a total of $685 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. 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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