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.
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.
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.
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.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).
Wheelchair Design in Developing Countries
Whirlwind Wheelchair International
Kilimanjaro Association of the Spinally Injured