The far-reaching effects of poverty, lack of education, limited resources and disease are unrelenting — and the need for mobility in the developing world is as great as ever. Some estimates indicate that among the 2 billion people living on less than $2 per day, there are as many as 100 million people with disabilities, without the means to acquire mobility aids.
Free Wheelchair Mission (FWM) is a humanitarian, faith-based, nonprofit organization that provides wheelchairs at no cost to people with disabilities living in developing nations. In collaboration with a network of like-minded partners, FWM has been providing wheelchairs to those in need around the world since 2001, providing dignity, independence and hope through the gift of mobility. FWM is on a mission to distribute 1 million wheelchairs by Summer 2017. Help reach the mission by visiting freewheelchairmission.org.