Around 20.000 Colombian people have suffered limb amputation due to land mines, armed conflict, traffic accidents, work place accidents and health related problems. In most cases amputee kids can't go to school, youths can't engage in higher education, and they can't participate in cultural or social activities. The rest of the family is also affected, especially the care giver, who cannot engage in any activity either. In most cases Colombian amputees can't afford the cost of the prosthesis.
Mahavir Kmina helps children and youth with medical consultation, production and fitting of the artificial limb, physical therapy and psychological support. Thanks to Mahavir Kmina, an affected child or youth can reach his or her full potencial, having more opportunities in life, going back to school, attend college, find work, participate in recreational activities and be an active part of their communities and families. With a prosthesis these kids will be healthy, happy and have a fair life.
Makavir Kmina provides prostheses to 450 amputees per year. This project will provide in a one-year period, prostheses to 30 children and youth between 1 and 25 years old who have suffered lower limb amputation allowing them to become independent in their daily life activities. Therefore they will have the opportunity to return to school, college or work, thus improving their living conditions and those of the people around them.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).