In 1994, a horrific genocide killed an estimated eighth of the Rwandan population, leaving many without homes, and children without parents. Though the country has recently made progress thanks to a stable government and foreign aid, disability continues to be both the cause and effect of poverty for many.
% 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.
In December 2013, Team Walkabout had the pleasure of returning to Rwanda to work alongside PIH and distribute wheelchairs to those in need. This time, we went back purely for children armed with 120 UCP Kid Chairs and a fitting and technical team from UCP Wheels For Humanity. The week was split into 3 districts: […]
Last week Walkabout Foundation returned from its first trip to Rwanda with one Kinyarwandan phrase we will never forget “seka cyane”, which means “big smiles” and big smiles were exactly what we were greeted with everywhere we went. Walkabout delivered 250 wheelchairs to be distributed to people with mobility disabilities in Rwanda with the help […]
https://www.walkaboutfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/story2image0-1.jpg35083508Tiago Silvahttps://www.walkaboutfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/walkabout-foundation-logo-black.pngTiago Silva2011-04-09 16:46:242018-06-21 12:31:59Walkabout donates 250 wheelchairs to Rwanda