Malawi is one of the world’s most impoverished countries, ranking at 170 of 188 countries on the Human Development Index for 2016.

Over half of the population lives in poverty, and life is even more difficult for those living with a disability: 35% of people with disabilities have never attended school, and lack of appropriate wheelchairs means that many are unable to participate in their communities or sometimes even leave their own home.

About Malawi
% living below poverty line50.7
Our work
Year started working2012
Number of distributions2
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 distributed550


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