Wheelchairs Donated: 45,404

Countries

In developing countries where health care and other social services are poor to non-existent, raising a child with a disability presents a significant burden to the whole family. Without a wheelchair a child can be housebound and a burden for a carer, usually the mother.

The endemic poverty is compounded because the carer is also housebound and possibly unable to earn income or help in the fields. In many cases a child intellectually capable of attending mainstream school is denied the opportunity because of the absence of a wheelchair.

The gift of a wheelchair gives twice. It not only presents the child with freedom but also frees the carer to work and contribute to the family’s income. Your contribution to WFK contributes directly to a needy child receiving a wheelchair.

Many people have contributed to the development of our wheelchairs, from the original old bike frame model, to a steel model, then to aluminium and the present Model 9 designed for rough terrain with a stong steel subframe and puncture proof tyres. The wheelchair has recently been re-designed to WHO recommendations. However, its greatest feature being complete adjustability to suit the different sizes and growing needs of children. Adjustable Postural Support Devices are also made freely available to assist the large number of recipients with cerebral palsy. The package also contains a knitted knee rug, a multi layered cushion, a tool kit and a few spares.

Number Of Wheelchairs Gifted


Total Number Of Wheelchairs Gifted To Children In Developing Countries
Since The Project Began In 1998 . . . 45,404 wheelchairs.
And where they have gone to?

RegionWheelchairsRegion Wheelchairs
Afghanistan1Albania40
Angola50Armenia302
Australia20Bali1,158
Bangladesh670Belarus131
Bhutan8Bosnia100
Botswana1Bouganville6
Brazil2Bulgaria25
Burkina Faso164Burundi22
Cambodia904Canada2
Chernobyl60China1,745
Congo D.R.976Cook Islands5
Egypt499El Salvador1
Ethiopia90Fiji630
Flores Is20Gaza Strip656
Ghana210Guinea1
India368Iran22
Iraq1,949Java112
Jordan105Kenya1,920
Kiribati122Laos40
Lebanon673Liberia181
Libya340Lombok (Indonesia)381
Madagascar56Malawi1,700
Malaysia7Maldives4
Mauritania75Mauritius211
Moldova40Mongolia772
Morocco653Mozambique99
Myanmar2,669Nauru10
Nepal185Nigeria456
Oni-i-lau(Fiji)10Pakistan847
Papua New Guinea2,219Peru2
Philippines1,376Romania132
Salatiga (Java)8Samoa231
Savu Savu (Fiji)40Sierra Leone329
Singapore1Solomon Is.314
Somalia332Somaliland90
South Africa123South Korea20
Sri Lanka2,207Sudan60
Sumatra(Indonesia)28Syria507
Taiwan50Tanzania2,088
Thailand336Timor Leste1,156
Tonga16Tuvalu6
Uganda1,811Ukraine25
USA(California)Demo1Vanuatu232
Vietnam7,724Yemen166
Zambia783Zimbabwe485