Wheelchairs Change Lives
Namwianga Mission Hospital distributes free wheelchairs to those who need them.
John Chimbuvu knows how a wheelchair can change a life. John was born with disabilities. His parents passed away, and his sisters married and settled elsewhere. John was alone with no relatives nearby to help care for him. He had carved two short wooden crutches and added rubber soles so that he could get around, but his activities were very limited. John’s life changed when he received his wheelchair from Namwianga. Now he is able to move himself around his hut and his yard, and he has enough mobility to plant and harvest a maize crop.
The wheelchairs distributed by Namwianga Mission Hospital are made locally from parts that are readily available. They are sturdy and made specifically for rural conditions. The chairs can be made to fit children or adults. These wheelchairs made in Zambia by Zambians and for Zambians cost just $200 each.