The number of wheelchairs we have been given to send to Zambia has dropped considerably in the last few years. It became clear that in order to continue to support those with poor mobility, a big re-think was necessary.
Although disabled, Robby is our highly skilled wheelchair repair man. With a family to support and the necessary skills for the job, Robby was the man for the job on offer. Jonah, our Disabilities Affairs Manager, writes,
‘So far, Robby is working very well with loyalty and hard work. He has also a sense of reasoning through coming with suggestions on how the wheelchair repairs can advance. However, the challenges are that there are no tools and materials to use when repairing wheelchairs.
In view of the above, there are suggestions that materials and tools such as leather, assorted bolts and nuts, screws, Angle (L) Grinder, small drilling machine, welding machine, cane oil be purchased. So far thirty three (33) wheelchairs have been repaired. The work done includes wheels, foot rest replacements, rear and front wheels, welding, leather mending, tying and knitting.’
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