Wheelchairs

Man receiving a new wheelchair from LDS Charities.

Our Mission

Improve mobility, health, and the educational and economic opportunities for people with physical disabilities.

Our Approach

Working with local organizations, we improve the services for the physically disabled and provide manual wheelchairs or walking aids that are appropriate to individual needs and circumstances.

Volunteer trainers help local organizations to assess individual needs, select and fit appropriate wheelchairs, train individuals and caregivers, provide support for repair and maintenance, and implement World Health Organization guidelines.

Where it's feasible, LDS Charities seeks to support local production of wheelchairs.

2016 Impact

Countries48
People Served55,500

Mobility Devices

To enable mobility for each person, we provide individuals with different types of wheelchairs based on their needs. People who live in rough terrain can receive Motivation® and Whirlwind RoughRider® wheelchairs.

Individual Training

Disabled individuals, their family, and other caregivers are trained in the techniques needed to maintain health. Individuals are also trained to use and take care of their wheelchairs.

Support for Repair

We ensure that the wheelchairs will offer effective, long-term mobility by providing training and tools for repair and maintenance.