Thank you for supporting UCP Wheels for Humanity. We are grateful and honored that you have chosen to support our work of improving the lives of children and adults with disabilities around the world!
Today 70 million children, women, and men need a wheelchair worldwide. As many as 80% of these individuals live in developing countries where working adults often earn less than $3.00 per day. This means up to 95% of the individuals in need will go without one because they cannot afford it.
For most of the people we serve, we are their only option to access mobility and support services to improve their lives. We rely on your generous contributions to serve the most marginalized individuals around the world. Without our assistance millions of people will remain in the shadows of their society, forced to spend their days on the ground without hopes for the future. But there is a solution!
In Indonesia, we are currently leading the implementation of a government insurance program that will provide assistive devices to more than 100,000 individuals over the next few years including wheelchairs, prosthetics, eyeglasses and hearing aids.
In El Salvador, we have enhanced the technical expertise of physical therapists in the entire country allowing them to provide the most up-to-date clinical rehabilitation techniques for children, teens, and adults with disabilities. This past September in Ukraine, we launched a project that will improve rehabilitation services for the 2.65 million people with disabilities in the country. These are a few brief examples of how you can support us to change lives!
Please donate today so you can to improve the lives of the people we serve. We’re pleased to announce that if you make a donation by December 31st, it will be matched dollar-for-dollar — up to $20,000 — thanks to a generous friend and long time supporter of UCP Wheels for Humanity.
Thank you for your support and happy holidays!