Part of the community
Kem Raj is is a young man with cerebral palsy. His sister, Deya, also has a disability. They both used to have to drag themselves around in the dust.
Kem Raj and Deya live with six other members of their family. Their father earns a living from his small roadside shop.
The staff of INF helped the family and now both Kem Raj and his sister have wheelchairs. INF built suitable paths for wheelchairs so they can easily move between the house, the toilet, and the shop. This means that Kem Raj and Deya are able to be part of village life, interacting with the shop's customers and passersby.
Kem Raj is also part of the local self-help group which meets to make plans about how they can best develop their own community. He is welcomed by the group, where he feels able to talk about how he worries that he may be a burden to his parents. The group are able to encourage him. They love him, accept him for who he is and for the inspiration he gives to others.
Now Kem Raj knows the dignity of having a wheelchair.
These patients deserve the dignity of having a wheelchair
Suman needs a wheelchair.
Suman has cerebral palsy. He cannot sit or feed himself – he is fully dependent on his mother for all his activities. His mother used to carry him to school until he become too heavy. With a wheelchair, his mother could take him to school again and better support him in his daily life.
Hari needs a wheelchair
Hari has muscular dystrophy and is living alone since the death of his wife. His elderly mother is not able to care for him and his sixteen year old son has a very negative attitude towards his father’s disability. Hari’s wheelchair is essential for him to do things like going to the toilet, preparing and eating meals or moving around the house. His wheelchair is very old and Hari desperately needs a replacement so that he can continue to live independently once he has finished his treatment.