Free Prosthetic Hand Distribution in Uganda

  • €651.00
    raised of €5,000.00 goal
13% Funded
4 Donors
Raised offline: €900.00
Total: €1,551.00

No more donations are being accepted at this time. Please contact the campaign owner if you would like to discuss further funding opportunities

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The aim of this campaign is to raise the funds necessary to allow for the distribution and fitment of mechanical prosthetic hands in the Arua district of Uganda. There are hundreds of people in need of hands in this region. The difficulty is in reaching them, assessing them and then, the easy part, fitting a functioning prosthetic hand. Hands like this are simply not available for people in Uganda.

People lose their hands for all sorts of reasons - war, violence, disease, accidents... a functioning prosthetic hand provides the recipient with the ability to utilise their residual limb better and do the basic things that we all take for granted - writing, eating, washing, etc. It also provides greater dignity for such people.

All funds will be run through Give Dignity gGmbH - a charity set-up to allow for the distribution of prosthetic hands that are assembled through corporate team building events (see team benefit.de).

We will be working with the World Action Fund which is a registered NGO in Uganda.

The funding will allow for;
- program coordinator
- one field officer
- coordination of three community facilitators
- visiting over 1,000 villages in a vast area to identify, assess and register recipients
- training of fitment staff
- fitting of hands (provided free of charge to everyone)
- transport, logistics, communications, etc.

Having just returned from an initial visit to Uganda last week, I was impressed by the dedication of World Action Fund, and by the need in this country. This distribution effort will form the basis of an ongoing partnership and program in Uganda.

One of the Community Facilitators will be a man who received a prosthetic hand during my visit last week - see photo.


Organizer

  • Chris Gulley
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  • Campaign Owner

Donors

  • Hanfer Karra
  • Donated on Oct 16, 2020
€1.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Apr 13, 2020
€100.00
  • Hanspeter Harsch
  • Donated on Mar 07, 2020
  • Hi, I'm delighted to support this great initiative as it improves the live of people in need SIGNIFICANTLY! Never underestimate your ability to make a difference... What people do with your gift you have no control over. It is only the gift you can influence... Please join me in donating to this great campaign and help to make a difference! Hanspeter -:)

€500.00
Mar 30

Project On Hold

Update posted by Chris Gulley at 08:43 am

Sadly, due to the current Covid situation, we've had to put the project in Uganda 'on hold' for now. Th first phase was completed - contacting leaders fo villages in the Area District. The response was fantastic however, now that movements are restricted in Uganda, we can't do more for

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Donors & Comments

4 donors
  • Hanfer Karra
  • Donated on Oct 16, 2020
€1.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Apr 13, 2020
€100.00
  • Hanspeter Harsch
  • Donated on Mar 07, 2020
  • Hi, I'm delighted to support this great initiative as it improves the live of people in need SIGNIFICANTLY! Never underestimate your ability to make a difference... What people do with your gift you have no control over. It is only the gift you can influence... Please join me in donating to this great campaign and help to make a difference! Hanspeter -:)

€500.00
  • Carsten Dewitt
  • Donated on Mar 06, 2020
  • Great project.

€50.00

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€651.00
raised of €5,000.00 goal
13% Funded
4 Donors
Raised offline: €900.00
Total: €1,551.00

No more donations are being accepted at this time. Please contact the campaign owner if you would like to discuss further funding opportunities