As one of South America’s most stable and developed nations, Chile leads Latin American countries in many rankings, such as human development and income per capita.

Yet disability is still an issue. In 2011, when we visited, 6.3% of the population had a form of disability. Of this segment of the population, only 2.88% had a paid job.

The 2010 earthquake – the eighth strongest recorded quake in history – affected millions of Chileans, leaving many with mobility disabilities and without wheelchairs.

About Chile
% living below poverty line14.4
Our work
Year started working2011
Number of distributions1
Lives impacted

This number is based on UCP Wheels for Humanity’s multiplier, which takes the birth rate in each country and estimates that one wheelchair impacts the beneficiaries life in full, 0.75% of his or her primary caregiver’s life and 0.25% of the surrounding family members’ (siblings) lives.

Number of chairs distributed300


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