Hope, Mobility & Independence
It is estimated that at least 100 million children, teens and adults worldwide need a wheelchair but cannot afford one. Some international organizations believe that the number could be as high as 6% of the population of developing countries.
The Wheelchair Foundation distributes wheelchairs worldwide through a network of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), such as Advance Guatemala, that have ongoing humanitarian relief missions in the countries of wheelchair destination. These distribution partners handle all aspects of the importation and distribution of the wheelchairs to children that can now go to school, adults that can now go to work, and seniors that can once again become an active part of family life and society.
The wheelchairs distributed are specifically designed for the rough conditions of developing countries. Extra heavy wheels, tires, and front casters, sealed bearings and nylon seating make these wheelchairs the best possible solution for most conditions.
This wheelchair would normally cost $500 in the United States and as much as $1,700 (US) in some developing countries. But for just $150, the Wheelchair Foundation can purchase and deliver this life-changing mobility device to Guatemalans in need.