Disability in Ghana has a massive amount of stigma, with those born with disabilities often being labelled as ‘cursed’ or ‘posessed’ by evil spirits.

As recently as 2013, a legislation was passed prohibiting the ritual killing of newborn babies born with disabilities, so-called ‘spirit children’.

An estimated 5 million Ghanaians have disabilities (one-fifth of the total population); just under half of which are physical ones. Wheelchairs mean that those with mobility disabilities can be more active and visible in their communities, raising awareness and understanding and reducing stigma.

About Ghana
% living below poverty line24.2
Our work
Year started working2012
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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