In spite of Panama’s significant progress in recent years, poverty is still very much present in parts of the country, especially in rural areas and indigenous territories. Many people with disabilities struggle for acceptance, and a wheelchair means the possibility to integrate into the community.
% living below poverty line
Year started working
Number of distributions
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.
On April 12th 2016, Walkabout foundation travelled to Panama for the first time to distribute a container of 250 RoughRiders. Despite the country’s economic growth over recent years, about 25% of Panama’s population lives below the poverty line, and almost 10% suffer from some kind of physical disability. Our distribution coincided with the 30th anniversary […]
https://www.walkaboutfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/180614-first-panama.jpg743742Tiago Silvahttps://www.walkaboutfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/walkabout-foundation-logo-black.pngTiago Silva2016-04-09 16:42:182018-06-20 16:13:55Walkabout's first visit to Panama