When we started working in Kenya in 2014, very little was being done for people with disabilities. The lack of local knowledge and resources meant that very few people had access to the wheelchairs they badly needed, and the absence of rehabilitation services meant that even people who could have had a chance at mobility were left immobile and isolated within their communities.

There was also a serious lack of job opportunities for wheelchair users, in part due to the stigma surrounding disability in this area.

We are tackling these problems with a multifaceted approach: training locals to increase capacity, thus establishing a Kenya-based Walkabout team; opening a Daycare and Support Centre to provide rehabilitation, education and care to children with disabilities; and setting up a Walkabout Wheelchair Centre, where wheelchair users are employed to assemble, fit and repair chairs.

About Kenya
% living below poverty line43.4
Our work
Year started working2014
Number of distributions8
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 distributed2,751
Rehabilitation Centre1
Wheelchair Assembly line1


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