Wheelchairs Donated: 45,219

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 . . . 45,219 wheelchairs.
And where they have gone to?

RegionWheelchairsRegion Wheelchairs
Afghanistan1Albania40
Angola50Armenia302
Australia18Bali1,158
Bangladesh670Belarus131
Bhutan8Bosnia100
Bouganville6Brazil2
Bulgaria25Burkina Faso164
Burundi22Cambodia902
Canada2Chernobyl60
China1,745Congo D.R.976
Cook Islands5Egypt499
El Salvador1Ethiopia90
Fiji630Flores Is20
Gaza Strip656Ghana210
Guinea1India361
Iran22Iraq1,949
Java112Jordan105
Kenya1,920Kiribati122
Laos40Lebanon673
Liberia181Libya340
Lombok (Indonesia)215Madagascar56
Malawi1,700Malaysia7
Maldives4Mauritania75
Mauritius211Moldova40
Mongolia772Morocco653
Mozambique99Myanmar2,669
Nauru10Nepal184
Nigeria456Oni-i-lau(Fiji)10
Pakistan847Papua New Guinea2,219
Peru2Philippines1,376
Romania131Salatiga (Java)8
Samoa231Savu Savu (Fiji)40
Sierra Leone329Singapore1
Solomon Is.314Somalia332
Somaliland90South Africa123
South Korea20Sri Lanka2,207
Sudan60Sumatra(Indonesia)28
Syria507Taiwan50
Tanzania2,088Thailand334
Timor Leste1,153Tonga16
Tuvalu6Uganda1,811
Ukraine25USA(California)Demo1
Vanuatu232Vietnam7,724
Yemen166Zambia783
Zimbabwe485