Years of internal conflict combined with huge inequality have meant that, in spite of recent economic progress, Sudan is still one of the poorest countries in the world.
Landmines, disease and poverty have all been causes of disability, which is compounded by the lack of access to healthcare and rehabilitation services, as well as the absence of wheelchairs and appropriate mobility equipment.
% 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 February 2018, team Walkabout travelled to Sudan for the third time for our biggest ever distribution of 620 basic wheelchairs, paediatric chairs and tricycles. We spent two weeks in three locations in the capital, Khartoum, personally fitting hundreds of wheelchairs for children and adults in desperate need. Every beneficiary differs in what they need […]
In May 2016, the Walkabout team arrived in Sudan to distribute a container of 204 paediatric wheelchairs. This was our second distribution in Sudan, a country where nearly half the population still lives below the poverty line. We conducted a week-long distribution in the Omdurman area, in the outskirts of the capital Khartoum, helping more […]
After a most rewarding trip to Ghana in November 2012, Walkabout Foundation decided to end the year with yet another trip to Africa to deliver more wheelchairs. On December 5th Carolina flew to Khartoum, Sudan and teamed up with the Haggar Foundation and a local NGO, Ustratna, to personally deliver 300 RoughRider wheelchairs to adults […]
https://www.walkaboutfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/story2image0-1.jpg35083508Tiago Silvahttps://www.walkaboutfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/walkabout-foundation-logo-black.pngTiago Silva2012-12-09 16:53:552018-06-21 12:01:53Walkabout donates 300 wheelchairs to Sudan