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Let's walk together! Mangochi - Malawi

by GRUPPO ALEIMAR ONLUS
Let's walk together! Mangochi - Malawi
Let's walk together! Mangochi - Malawi
Let's walk together! Mangochi - Malawi
Let's walk together! Mangochi - Malawi
Let's walk together! Mangochi - Malawi
Let's walk together! Mangochi - Malawi
Let's walk together! Mangochi - Malawi
Let's walk together! Mangochi - Malawi
Let's walk together! Mangochi - Malawi
Let's walk together! Mangochi - Malawi
Let's walk together! Mangochi - Malawi
Let's walk together! Mangochi - Malawi
Let's walk together! Mangochi - Malawi
Let's walk together! Mangochi - Malawi
Let's walk together! Mangochi - Malawi
Let's walk together! Mangochi - Malawi
Let's walk together! Mangochi - Malawi
Let's walk together! Mangochi - Malawi
Let's walk together! Mangochi - Malawi
Let's walk together! Mangochi - Malawi
Let's walk together! Mangochi - Malawi
Let's walk together! Mangochi - Malawi
Let's walk together! Mangochi - Malawi
Let's walk together! Mangochi - Malawi
Let's walk together! Mangochi - Malawi
Dec 8, 2015

Report December 8th 2015

Cliff, now standing and  able to walk.
Cliff, now standing and able to walk.

One year has passed since we started the project “Let’s walk together” in Mangochi, Malawi.

As Malawi lacks prepared and skilled physiotherapist, availability of treatments and materials, there is no  Primary Health Care provision to support people suffering from disabilities. As a result, most of people that are affected by this condition end up being left on their own devices.

The project “Let’s walk together” in Mangochi  is trying  to intervene in such situation,  offering physiotherapy sessions to as many people as possible in the area of Mangochi.

Since its start, about 90 disable women and children have been assisted by our caring local physiotherapist, Gift.    

The project has made the difference in the life of many people but we would like to share with you the cases of PATUMA and CLIFF. 

PATUMA is a little girl who has  been spending all her life laying on a mat, being unable to come out of her little  hut. As you can see in the pictures,  now Patuma  can sit properly and be taken out and around her village thanks to the care she has been given and  to the wheel chair that has been donated to her.  She can try to interact with other children, enjoy the sunlight and fresh air.

Another example is Cliff (in the pictures). He has completed the sessions of his rehab period and can now walk with his own legs!

At times, food has been supplemented to some of those being assisted, as good nutrition plays an important role for a good health.

Another important news is that Marina  has been involving the village chiefs in the project, showing them the work that our physiotherapist Gift does,  the medical devices that are bought and how  they are used.

We are trying to encourage these local leaders to take an active role in the project, supervising  the  progress that the children and those assisted make and supporting the caregivers  in executing the exercises in their villages.

Unfortunately,  a bad news has reached us only few days ago. Two young children who suffered from strong disabilities passed away.  The only consolation for us is that we had the chance to give them wonderful care and love during the last months of their lives.

At last, a representative of Global Giving has visited the project in October.  They have celebrated the visitor and she has given  to ALEIMAR- additional suggestions to continuously improving our work.

As always, a warm-hearted thank you for your generous support. 

Patuma on her  new wheelchair
Patuma on her new wheelchair
Global Giving representative ceremony
Global Giving representative ceremony
Patuma II
Patuma II
Physiotherapy session at the centre
Physiotherapy session at the centre
Outside the centre
Outside the centre
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GRUPPO ALEIMAR ONLUS

Location: Melzo - Italy
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Project Leader:
Francesca Moratti
Melzo, Italy

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