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.

About Panama
% living below poverty line23
Our work
Year started working2016
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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