Wheelchairs Donated: 41,271

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 . . . 41,271 wheelchairs.
And where they have gone to?

RegionWheelchairsRegion Wheelchairs
Afghanistan1Albania40
Angola50Armenia302
Bali1,158Bangladesh670
Belarus131Bhutan8
Bosnia100Bouganville6
Brazil2Bulgaria25
Burkina Faso164Burundi22
Cambodia900Canada1
Chernobyl60China1,745
Congo D.R.976Cook Islands5
East Timor920Egypt167
El Salvador1Ethiopia90
Fiji630Flores Is20
Gaza Strip656Ghana162
India355Iran22
Iraq1,949Java112
Jordan105Kenya1,582
Kiribati122Laos20
Lebanon673Liberia181
Libya340Lombok (Indonesia)49
Madagascar56Malawi1,360
Malaysia7Maldives4
Mauritania75Mauritius45
Moldova40Mongolia606
Morocco491Mozambique99
Myanmar2,291Nauru10
Nepal184Nigeria438
Oni-i-lau(Fiji)10Pakistan847
Papua New Guinea2,219Peru2
Philippines1,044Romania131
Salatiga (Java)8Samoa231
Savu Savu (Fiji)40Sierra Leone329
Singapore1Solomon Is.264
Somalia332Somaliland90
South Africa123South Korea20
Sri Lanka2,206Sudan60
Sumatra(Indonesia)28Syria507
Taiwan50Tanzania1,756
Thailand334Tonga16
Tuvalu6Uganda1,471
Ukraine25USA(California)Demo1
Vanuatu232Vietnam7,553
Western Australia5Yemen166
Zambia451Zimbabwe485