68% say.." If so many people have amputations, why don't I see them ? "
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Whether or not we are part of the 68%, all of us are part of The 68% Project.
In many communities’ children from families where Breadwinners lose the use of lower limbs are largely absent from the education system. 79% had to choose between food and education, 84% of such households are food insecure. Give A Limb 68% project is food, education and prosthesis aid wrapped into one project.
Give A Limb is a Section 18A Public Benefit Organization (PBO: 930062119). We support people with limb loss and their families in dealing with physical, emotional and economic effects of amputation.
Prosthetic usage is associated with employment, better-quality of life, also has been shown to facilitate a drop in secondary health problems and therefore more movement and functional independence for those with amputation.
We rely profoundly on the good will and generosity of others to continue to offer on-going support to amputees and their families.
We can’t just sidestep millions of people with limb loss and pretend we didn’t see them, minority or not.
Many from such families have difficulty consuming meals that are balanced and diverse - so Give a Limb Food Drive program directly impact their lives. R1000 can feed a family of four for a month. They don’t have to give up their favorite comfort foods; it’s all about balance. A usual “low quality” meal comprises of mostly mealie meal, bread or rice, with very little animal protein.
According to Director of Give a Limb, Ms. Rendani Ndouvhada, “Together, we can put healthy food on plates because the correlation between poverty and disability has direct implications for the capacity of our country. We will continue to support amputees and their families in dealing with the physical, emotional and economic effects of amputation”.
“I still recollect how finding cookies in my bag could make me cheerful all day. When you’re underprivileged, insignificant things take on more significance. Most underprivileged are not thin like kids we see in pictures from places where there is famine. This is a much more chronic form of under-nutrition where people may not go to bed starved, but don’t get enough nutrition from their low-quality diet.” says Ms. Ndouvhada.
Giving jobs to folks with disabilities i.e. amputation is a win on two sides. Firstly, it’s better for people with limb loss because as an alternative of being on welfare they are taxpayers themselves, contributing to the community and secondly because the whole will benefit from the contribution that people with limb loss can make. So it’s better for amputees and it’s better for the society.
Prosthesis usage is associated with employment, better-quality of life, also has been shown to facilitate a drop in secondary health problems like obesity for those with amputation.
We implore organizations with CSI impetus to support and sponsor 68% project so that we can create meaningful social impact by improving the lives of people with limb loss and their Carers..