In Tanzania, where 1 in 5 people live below the poverty line, there are approximately 4.2 million people living with a disability.
More than half of the children with disabilities do not attend school, and illiteracy among the disabled population is 48%.
We work with a local wheelchair producer in Tanzania, who uses local resources to make high quality wheelchairs. By doing this, we not only invest in the local economy, but also are able to offer assistance with product development, based on our experience with a wide range of wheelchairs.
% 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.
We love receiving photos like these that came through from The Janada L. Batchelor Foundation for Children in Tanzania last week, where we recently helped to donate three chairs for three children with disabilities at their orphanage. The three children, Neema Malele (10), Mayila (9) and Veneranda (11), attend the JBFC’s Joseph & Mary Schools. […]
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