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Support children with disabilities at Huis Talje Chidren's Home, South Africa

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The numbers are in - A very big thankyou to everyone who supported me
September 08, 2016

The final numbers are in: $590 via online support from my wonderful supporters plus $188 Support from my corporate organisation. Total Raised  See more

BENEFITING: UHAMBO

ORGANIZER: UHAMBO

Andrew Baxter

THE STORY:

UHAMBO wrote -

Children with disabilities and their parents and caregivers in rural areas of South Africa have limited access to the medical devices and services they need. Appropriate and comfortable seating is key to achieving independence and social inclusion. Without a proper wheelchair, individuals may develop secondary medical challenges such as pressure ulcers. In fact, this condition is one of the leading causes of death among paralyzed people in the developing world. A shortage of experienced and specialized providers in rural areas, lack of funding by the government, and stigma or lack of understanding about the nature of disabilities are also major challenges. Through Uhambo’s grassroots and holistic programs, some of the most vulnerable people in the world, children with disabilities, are served. The Huis Talje Children’s Home in Bela Bela (or Warmbaths), in the province of Limpopo of South Africa, provides care for approximately 40 severely physically and mentally handicapped children. Children with disabilities at the home are seated in ill-fitted wheelchairs which can cause secondary medical problems, shorten their lifespan and impact their quality of life. Some children with disabilities at the home do not have a wheelchair at all. In addition, staff are inadequately trained on how to properly seat and position children in the devices and maintain and use the devices. This project, funded mostly by Rotary, is providing proper wheelchairs, training staff and caregivers and creating public awareness in the community. Uhambo is raising additional funds to provide additional training in the community to further address the stigma around disabilities. Uhambo is a US nonprofit dedicated to supporting children with disabilities in underdeveloped regions of Southern Africa. Uhambo partners with two long-standing reputable organizations on the ground in South Africa, the Uhambo Foundation and Shonaquip, a manufacturer of appropriately-designed wheelchairs. These activities will build a foundation for future opportunities for children, older youth and adults with disabilities to reach their full potential by creating educational and developmental, income generation and social inclusion opportunities.

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$590

MONEY RAISED
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  • Carol Bradbury

    $50

  • Vanessa Haarhoff

    $50

  • James Greaves

    $50

  • John Hayden

    $20

  • James Hurford

    $50

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  • Tim Roberts

    $25

  • Sarah Neale

    $25

  • Gordy McMuppet

    $40

  • Phil B

    $50

  • Kathryn Green

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Shez

    $50

  • Chrissy Mills

    $40

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118% Raised of $500 Goal

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The Team: $590 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Andrew Baxter

Amount Raised

$590

 

118% Raised of $500 Goal

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UHAMBO

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0% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Georgia Glennon

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Donor Comments

Chrissy Mills

Chrissy Mills

DONATION: $40

Good luck Andy 2 years ago

Shez

Shez

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $15

2 years ago

Kathryn Green

Kathryn Green

DONATION: $50

Well done and good luck for the next one. 2 years ago

Phil B

Phil B

DONATION: $50

Well done Andy, go for it! 2 years ago

Gordy McMuppet

Gordy McMuppet

DONATION: $40

Great cause and effort matey! Long shower and some new clothes required afterwards?? 2 years ago

Sarah Neale

Sarah Neale

DONATION: $25

Good luck - Its going to be tough!! 2 years ago

Tim Roberts

Tim Roberts

DONATION: $25

Hope there's no lycra involved! Good luck! 2 years ago

Paul Garner

Paul Garner

Good Luck Andy :) 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago