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.

About Cuba
% living below poverty lineN/A
Our work
Year started working2014
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 distributed250


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