The need for wheelchairs in our world is staggering.
For just $96, a wheelchair can be built, shipped, and delivered across the world, lifting someone up off the ground and transforming a life for good.
In developing countries, the World Health Organization estimates that 80 million people need a wheelchair, the vast majority of whom cannot get one on their own. Without mobility, many of them may be confined to their homes, forced to crawl or be carried.
In developing countries, people with mobility disabilities face numerous challenges that hinder their ability to access education, healthcare, employment, and other essential services. Wheelchairs provide a crucial means of overcoming these obstacles, empowering people with disabilities to move around independently, engage with their communities, and participate in social and economic activities. Without wheelchairs, people with mobility disabilities may be confined to their homes or dependent on others for assistance, leading to social isolation, loss of autonomy, and reduced quality of life. Furthermore, wheelchairs can improve health outcomes by reducing the risk of secondary complications such as pressure sores and respiratory infections.
- Wheelchairs provide mobility, and mobility changes everything.
- Mobility transforms lives by offering freedom and independence.
- Mobility renews hope and dignity, lifting people off the ground and into a new life.
- Our wheelchairs are simple, cost-effective, and highly functional.
- Wheelchairs empower individuals to go to school, earn a living, and participate in community.
- Our goal is to provide as many durable wheelchairs to as many people in developing countries as possible.
Free Wheelchair Mission is a humanitarian organization that designs and manufactures cost-efficient, durable wheelchairs for individuals living with disabilities in developing countries. Since 2001, Free Wheelchair Mission has distributed 1.4 million wheelchairs in 94 countries around the world, providing renewed dignity, independence, and hope through the gift of mobility, all at no cost to the recipient.
There are still an estimated 80 million people worldwide who are waiting for a wheelchair but cannot get one on their own.