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1 day ago
Timeline Photos

The prosthetic clinic at our partner facility in Bolivia is always full with more patients waited for limited resources.

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2 days ago
Prosthetics for Bolivia / Funprobo

Another amazing volunteer from Bolivians Without disAbilities advancing the activities at our partner in Bolivia.

We finally have lift off once again with 3D printed hands! Since Juan arrived he has been working hard on the project with help from Theresa and Marie. We are currently in the process of completing hands for 4 patients and we have many more on the waiting list! Juan has almost a month left here so we are hoping that he will be able to continue the amazing work he has veen doing so far! Check out our instagram for a video of the hand in action and don{t forget to follow us while you´re there ... See more

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1 week ago
Donate A Day's Wages To Charity Day

Today is "Donate a Day's Wages to Charity" day. Something to think about. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/donate-a-days-wages-to-charity-day/

Many people choose to increase their charitable giving on Donate A Day’s Wages to Charity Day, which is usually celebrated on the second Wednesday of May....

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2 weeks ago
Timeline Photos

Here is a homemade socket made from a metal tube. The edges are frighteningly sharp. The patient has to wrap his leg with several socks and a towel on top of that. But he was happy just to be able to walk. And even happier to know he was going to get a new, comfortable, and light weight leg.

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3 weeks ago
Prosthetics for Bolivia / Funprobo

Our partner in Bolivia, FUNPROBO, has made a valuable connection with Bolivian government agencies, and other international organizations, at this meeting.

Last week FUNPROBO was invited to attend a Bolivian government initiated meeting to discuss the state of prosthetics and orthotics in the country. Or rather, to discuss the lack of P&O capability. The national Ministry of health had the largest delegation, but also in attendance were representatives from the Ministry of the Vice President. International organizations represented were Handicap International, and the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Of all the groups, FUNPROBO was the ... See more

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4 weeks ago
Prosthetics for Bolivia / Funprobo

Bolivians Without disAbilities helps one more young Bolivian amputee walk again, and grow up with hope for a future.

Ismael has come back to us again for a new socket, which he continues to outgrow every year. Ismael was hit by a train when he was a very young boy and he lost a leg, an arm, and some toes from his remaining foot. He was the very first patient that our founder ever met in 2009, and Ismael became impetus to create Centro de Miembros Artificiales in 2010; so that low-income patients like Ismael would always have the opportunity to get a prosthetic limb. A limb that they could never afford on ... See more

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1 month ago
Photos from Bolivians Without Disabilities's post

Some amputees are so desperate to walk, and also so ingenious, that they are able to design and fabricate their own prosthetic limb. About 5% of our patients have done this. Here is Antonio's leg that he created himself. This month we replaced this with a lightweight and more functional limb.

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1 month ago
Photos from Bolivians Without Disabilities's post

A taxi driver, lost his legs and so couldn't drive anymore. Now with new legs, he is driving his taxi again.

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1 month ago
Prosthetics for Bolivia / Funprobo

Great work being done by BWD volunteers in Bolivia!

In the last week we have had to say a sad goodbye to another 3 volunteers who have been with us over the past two months. Pieter from Belgium, Costis from Cyprus and Christine from Germany! Pieter and Costis worked on the 3D printer and have managed to prepare hands for 3 patients during this time after some difficult struggles! Christine has been all over the place - helping the guys with the printing, working in the workshop with Bismarck and Florencio and helping our patients with crucial ... See more

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1 month ago
Prosthetics for Bolivia / Funprobo

Here is a very informative video from our partner in Bolivia. It follows two patients and allows them to tell their story in a compelling way. This video also demonstrates why FUNPROBO is our partner in Bolivia due to their great work.

Over the last few weeks we have been extremely lucky to have the help of Jacob Hall, a filmmaker from Seatlle, USA. Jacob has been working with two of our most recent patients Bernard (known as Charles) and Angela to create our most recent FUNPROBO video. Both of these patients were helped by your generous donations during our fundraising campaign. Charles lost his leg following a motorcycle accident and complications with diabetes and Angela had an amputation after she broke her toe which ... See more

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