Greetings, and Happy Friday!
In many developing countries education is a privilege, not an expectation. Many people with disabilities in these countries don’t receive an education simply because they are unable to be transported. This was the case for Malachi:
At the age of five, Malachi developed an illness that left him unable to walk without anyone ever being able to explain why. He lives with his older sister in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). She has cared for him since their father died many years ago and their mother was left unable to take care of him on her own.
For 11 years, Malachi dragged himself to and from school. But with the combination of dramatic weather changes, muddy roads and his limited mobility, he was frequently stuck at home. All of this changed when Malachi received his very own FWM wheelchair through our partner, World Vision!
Malachi loves to learn and is so grateful to be able to get to and from school on his own in his new wheelchair. Now he attends regularly to get the education he so desperately desires. “I’m really happy to have this opportunity,” he said “It seems like I am living a new life.“
Transformations like these are happening every day because of your generosity. Thank you for helping our recipients live fuller lives with the gift of mobility.