Conditions Leading to Disability in Developing Countries

80% of people with disabilities live in developing countries — UNPD


The Effects of War and Abuse

Both war injuries and acts of abuse that impact parts of the body, ranging from the head to the legs, are common causes of the loss of mobility.

When Ngoc was 26 years old, he accidentally stepped on a landmine left in a field after the Vietnam war.

Ngoc receives a new wheelchair in Vietnam after losing his legs to a landmine.After this accident, Ngoc was unable to continue working as a farmer to support his family. For many years, he and his family were dependent on others and on limited government assistance amounting to roughly one US dollar per day.

Now 72 years old, Ngoc received a pair of prosthetic legs from the government. However, he finds that they are impractical and are difficult to walk in.

Thankfully, Ngoc received another assistive device that would be more practical and comfortable!

Read more of Ngoc's story on our blog.