Motivation

Freedom through mobility: Wheelchairs for India

The right wheelchair can save a life – and change a life. This project will establish trained wheelchair clinics and outreach services in three regions of India so 4,000 disabled people can receive appropriate wheelchairs, improving their health, mobility, and inclusion in education and employment.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 28 November 2017 to 12:00 PM, 5 December 2017

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1079358)

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  • My life has changed with this tricycle - so many things have come with this tricycle!

    — Jasmeen, India

  • With this wheelchair, I am much more mobile and can get around the fields easily. I feel prouder and am more of a presence in the community.

    — Srinvas, India

  • The wheelchair is helping me to finish school otherwise it would have been very tough for me.

    — Depak, India

  • My life has changed with this tricycle - so many things have come with this tricycle!

    — Jasmeen, India

  • With this wheelchair, I am much more mobile and can get around the fields easily. I feel prouder and am more of a presence in the community.

    — Srinvas, India

  • The wheelchair is helping me to finish school otherwise it would have been very tough for me.

    — Depak, India

Situation

At least one million people in India need a wheelchair. Without one, they are left isolated, with little or no access to healthcare, education or employment, and unable to participate in political, social and family life. They often live in extreme poverty; vulnerable to life-threatening secondary health conditions and invisible in their communities. Furthermore, stigma and extreme discrimination against disabled people in India serves to exacerbate their exclusion and ongoing marginalisation.

Solution

By developing wheelchair clinics and outreach services, 4,000 people will receive wheelchairs designed for the terrain where they live. These wheelchairs will be robust, repairable and individually fitted so they don’t just get people mobile, but keep them healthy too. With the right wheelchair and training in mobility skills, people can play an active role in the community – attending school, or finding working, all of which benefits local economies and reduces discrimination.