The Dominican Republic has one of the fastest-growing economies in the Americas. Yet, still over 30% of its population lives under the poverty line and people with disabilties are significantly less likely than those without disabilities to complete primary education or be employed.
About Dominican Republic
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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.
Eva Maria is a cheeky four-year-old girl who had never had a wheelchair before. She was pushed around in a stroller meant for children much younger than her, which gave her no independence and made her feel insecure around other children her age. You can’t imagine how happy she was to see her first wheelchair […]
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Last week, Walkabout Foundation was in the Dominican Republic to distribute wheelchairs to those in need with the help of Fundacion Pide un Deseo (Santo Domingo), Mustard Seed (Puerto Plata), Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos (San Pedro de Macoris), Fundacion Mir and Hogar del Nino (both La Romana). Long-term supporters of us may remember that this entire […]
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Walkabout Foundation partnered with FUNDACION PIDE UN DESEO to donate 100 wheelchairs in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on December 22, 2010. Carolina travelled to the country’s capital, accompanied by her parents Rolando and Monica, and brothers Diego and Matias, to personally deliver the wheelchairs. FUNDACION PIDE UN DESEO, founded by Rosalia Caro, had previously identified […]
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