In spite of its growing economy, Pakistan’s development has been hindered by conflict and corruption, and there are still millions living in extreme poverty.
People with disabilities are often overlooked, neglected and excluded – which, as well as being a moral and social issue, is estimated could be costing the economy $20bn a year. Making these people more visible and enabling them to access education and employment is beneficial for everyone – and the first step towards that is a wheelchair.
% living below poverty line
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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.
In 2014, Walkabout Foundation returned to Pakistan for a second time to transform the lives of 250 men and women across Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi. These individuals, struggling with mobility disabilities in Pakistan, were provided with RoughRider wheelchairs which are exclusively designed for the rugged and rough terrain of the developing world. One recipient, Muhammad […]
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In February 2012, WALKABOUT FOUNDATION transformed the lives of 300 men and women across Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi. These individuals, struggling with mobility disabilities in Pakistan, were provided with RoughRider wheelchairs which are exclusively designed for the rugged and rough terrain of the developing world. One recipient, Adeel Ahmed, writes: “your wheelchair has changed my […]
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