Because of your generosity, four containers of wheelchairs arrived in Nicaragua, Ecuador, Yemen, and China. More containers are en route to the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Eswatini, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Jordan, Nepal, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, and Vietnam.
Celebrating Volunteers and Ambassadors
We may not have been able to meet in person this year, but our virtual Volunteer & Ambassador Appreciation event was still a blast! We laughed, shared important updates, and had heartwarming moments together as we celebrated the volunteers and ambassadors who help make it possible for us to do what we do all over the world.
Featured Story: Darcy
November’s featured wheelchair recipient was Darcy, a 10-year-old boy in Burundi whose legs were amputated when he was just four years old. “Glory be to God!” proclaimed Darcy when he received his first wheelchair. “From now on, I am free to go where I want without any help!”
Read more of Darcy’s story on our blog.
Distributing Medical Supplies
Our distribution partner in Pakistan, the Alkhidmat Foundation, began providing local hospitals with medical supplies sent through our “Mobility Beyond Wheelchairs” program. These supplies include masks, gloves, and surgical tools in addition to mobility aids such as walkers, canes, and wheelchairs.
Recovery in Nicaragua
After Nicaragua was battered by Hurricane Eta on November 3 and Hurricane Iota on November 16, a team from our local distribution partner, Metanoia Missions, recovered this wheelchair during relief and recovery efforts. They later cleaned the wheelchair and returned it to its grateful owner.
When natural disasters or pandemics strike, those living with disabilities in developing countries can be most vulnerable. Would you consider giving to the Medical and Mobility Emergency Fund? Donate now here.