Wheelchairs Donated: 43,244

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 . . . 43,244 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 Timor920Egypt333
El Salvador1Ethiopia90
Fiji630Flores Is20
Gaza Strip656Ghana162
Guinea1India361
Iran22Iraq1,949
Java112Jordan105
Kenya1,580Kiribati122
Laos40Lebanon673
Liberia181Libya340
Lombok (Indonesia)215Madagascar56
Malawi1,700Malaysia7
Maldives4Mauritania75
Mauritius211Moldova40
Mongolia606Morocco491
Mozambique99Myanmar2,503
Nauru10Nepal184
Nigeria456Oni-i-lau(Fiji)10
Pakistan847Papua New Guinea2,219
Peru2Philippines1,210
Romania131Salatiga (Java)8
Samoa231Savu Savu (Fiji)40
Sierra Leone329Singapore1
Solomon Is.289Somalia332
Somaliland90South Africa123
South Korea20Sri Lanka2,207
Sudan60Sumatra(Indonesia)28
Syria507Taiwan50
Tanzania1,922Thailand334
Tonga16Tuvalu6
Uganda1,811Ukraine25
USA(California)Demo1Vanuatu232
Vietnam7,569Western Australia5
Yemen166Zambia617
Zimbabwe485