Wheelchair Donations

Distributing More Wheelchairs and Crutches in Kenya

In August of 2010, we donated 5 wheel chairs, 20 pairs of crutches and 4 walkers to the disabled community in Thika Town, Kenya. Thika is located approximately 50 miles from the capital of Nairobi. Ms. Alice Nganga organized the distribution of wheelchairs and accompanied Bhante for the event. We are glad to let you know so far we have donated over three hundred and sixty wheelchairs to the most needy in Africa.   full story...

April 2010 - Africa

Taking care of the handicapped has been an important part of Bhante's work in Africa. In April of this year, he was able to donate 5 wheelchairs, 10 crutches and 5 walkers to a group of people in the Subukia constituency, near the city of Kisumu. As Bhante explains, it is always a great pleasure to donate wheelchairs, walkers and crutches because it allows handicapped persons an independent means of transport.   full story...

Sri Lankan Buddhist Monk Donates in Kiharu

Nine physically challenged persons, Murang'a district hospital and Muriranjas Sub district hospital were recent beneficiaries from donations worth hundred thousands of shillings from Ven. Bhante Y. Wimala, a Buddhist monk from Sri Lanka.   full story...

More Medical Equipment Donated

David Schouela from Cambridge, MA joined Bhante Wimala on his November, 2007 visit to Kenya. David shared his experience of distributing medical equipment in Kenya with Bhante Wimala in a recent article:   full story...

Container of Wheelchairs to Africa

In our last newsletter we informed you about our ongoing work with disabled people in Africa. Over the last few years, my interactions with these people, as well as the information I learned from disabled associations and health officers, has help me a great deal to understand the severity and complexity of these problems. Unofficial statistics paint a grim picture of the lives of these unfortunate people.   full story...

Update from Africa

Dear friends and students,

I send you greetings and blessings from Nairobi, Kenya. I have been in Nairobi for the last five days and have been very busy with our humanitarian projects here. I am constantly reminded that I have not only come to a different country, I have come to a different word. What I hear, see and feel is often overwhelming. To be honest, I am happier here than many other places I visit because I see the results of our efforts and how people's lives are changed everyday with so little effort.   full story...

Two Hunderd Seventy-Five Wheelchairs for Disabled People in Kenya

In the last five years, we have been donating wheelchairs to the most needy disabled people in Kenya. One of the recent recipients of wheelchairs was over 40 years old and has been disabled all his life. Our wheelchair was the first wheelchair he ever had. Can you believe somebody crawling for forty years without being able to get a wheelchair? Many of the recipients of our wheelchairs that we donated had never had a wheel chair and they are very poor people.   full story...

Helping the Disabled in Kenya

In my travels to rural Kenya, I participated in donating more wheelchairs, crutches, and prosthetic limbs to children in outlying villages. I also sponsored additional cataract operations as part of our ongoing involvement with the rural eye clinics. I was delighted that one of our main sponsors, Mr. Pejuta and his girlfriend, Susan, decided to accompany me on this trip.   full story...

Wheelchairs for the Disabled

In 2002 we were able to distribute 50 wheelchairs to disabled people in several remote regions of Kenya. The inspiration for the wheelchair project came as I was visiting the Spinal Cord Injuries Hospital in Nairobi some time ago. This hospital provides medical care and rehabilitation services for people who have sustained paralyzing spinal cord injuries.   full story...