75 million people worldwide are in need of a wheelchair. Only 5-15% can afford one.
9 out of 10 children with a disbility in developing countries do not attend school. Lack of mobility devices is a cause.
We do what we do because Jesus did it first. Birthed in Ntcheu, Malawi, we began our projects as home visits to families of children with special needs. We quickly found that mobility issues were a major need and boundary facing the kids. Without wheelchairs, they often couldn't be enrolled in school, couldn't be taken past the boundaries of their home, and couldn't play with the other kids functionally. Wheelchairs change that. They make it possible to travel distances to school and get around the classroom, to interact socially with their friends, and to grow up with dignity.
Beyond children with special needs, we receive requests from adults who are needing wheelchairs after illnesses or accidents. We turn no one away. Their mobility is just as important in finding work, traveling to their garden, and providing for their family.