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20 hours ago

THANK YOU BOLIVIANS WITHOUT DISABILITIES. That is what low-income Bolivian amputees said when they received a new prosthetic limb funded by BWD. There is not an official "Thanksgiving" day in Bolivia, but these amputees are so thankful today, and every day, to be able to walk again. Thankful to be able to find employment again. Thankful to be able to support their families again. Thankful to be able to have pride, self-worth and to be able to hold their heads high again. Thankful not to be ... See more

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1 day ago
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#BLACKFRIDAY IS ONLY TWO DAYS AWAY As you begin to consider your Black Friday purchases, please consider shopping using the Amazon.com "Smile" program which #donates a portion of their profits to charity. When you do so, please consider choosing our charity, Bolivians Without disAbilities, as your charity of choice https://smile.amazon.com/ch/47-3203248

In this way #Amazon will help low-income #amputees that are in dire need of #prosthetic legs. Legs which will help these amputees find ... See more

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4 days ago
The Fight

"THE FIGHT" THIS POWERFUL DOCUMENTARY by The #Guardian newspaper exposes how #disabled #Bolivians, tired of decades of being ignored and neglected by the government, mobilized in an incredible march on the capital to demand their rights. Many bound to #wheelchairs and crutches rolled and stumbled more 200 miles. A brutal and exhausting journey that took more than a month. People with disabilities are among the most discriminated against in Bolivia. The protesters set camp in the streets, a ... See more

People with disabilities are among the most discriminated against in Bolivia. Fed up of being ignored, a group of them marched across the Andes to the seat o...

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1 week ago
Amputee's Lives changed in 2017 with a new prosthesis

CAUSES OF #AMPUTATIONS IN #BOLIVIA are many and various. Unlike many other countries with high populations of amputees, there have not been any major wars in Bolivia in over a 100 years. But there are many other reasons for amputations in Bolivia, and unfortunately many are preventable and unnecessary. The primary two causes are traffic accidents and #diabetes related. In all cases, poor general medical care and poor surgical procedures often make matters worse - as does the lack of patient ... See more

Here are the details of all the amputees who have received prosthesis due to grants from our foundation. Ages, gender, and causes of amputations.

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