Educate, Mobilize and Empower Tanzania's Disabled

by Kilimanjaro Association of the Spinally Injured

Summary

This project will facilitate the provision of appropriate wheelchairs and provide training programs and a facility to enable Tanzanian's disabled to become productive, valuable members of society.
$10,086
total raised
95
donors
0
monthly donors
8
years active

Challenge

People with spinal cord injuries are marginalized and are often overlooked by mainstream development interventions. This makes them some of the most deprived and vulnerable people in low-income countries. KASI works in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania to educate people with spinal cord injuries about health issues, to address poverty through skills training and income generating activities, and to advocate for basic rights and equal opportunities.

Solution

By providing training, education, mobility aids and a supportive community, the quality of life for the disabled population of Kilimanjaro is greatly improved. With your support we can grow to serve the greater disabled population of Tanzania.

Long-Term Impact

KASI’s current programs benefit over 1000 people. Creating a dedicated center will allow KASI to expand its outreach across the country, while continuing to provide essential training and support to the neglected disabled population of Tanzania.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

Wheelchair Design in Developing Countries
Whirlwind Wheelchair International
Motivation

Organization Information

Kilimanjaro Association of the Spinally Injured

Location: Moshi, Kilimanjaro
Kilimanjaro Association of the Spinally Injured
Project Leader:
Tish Scolnik
Project Coordinator
Boston, MA United States

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