There are more than 240,000 people with physical disabilities in Cuba. People with disabilities are given free medical care,
but difficulties with transport and lack of specialised equipment limit access to care.
Due to its geographical position, Cuba is particularly prone to hurricanes, which hinder economic growth and limit opportunities for the most vulnerable members of society, including those with disabilities.
% living below poverty line
Year started working
Number of distributions
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.
On 28 October 2014, Walkabout visited Cuba for the very first time. In partnership with ACLIFIM, a Cuban organization that works with physically handicapped people and amputees to help them integrate into society, we launched our first project with a distribution of 250 wheelchairs. 200 Rough Riders and 50 paediatric chairs were individually fitted to […]
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