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Indonesia is the fourth most populous country on earth and the number of people with disabilities in Bali and East Indonesia living below the poverty line is rapidly rising. An increasing number can’t afford nor access quality wheelchairs or other mobility aids. In the tourist hotspot of Bali, people with disabilities and their families often struggle to find work or earn an income. We want to help address the issue by creating the only, inclusive wheelchair support space in Bali for people with disabilities. There’s a pressing need to develop a central space for people to easily come and be fitted for a wheelchair and it’ll work to remove some of the barriers affecting people with disabilities accessing support. WHO estimates about 15% of the world’s population live with some form of disability, of whom 2-4% experience significant difficulties in functioning. We want to continue empowering people in need to realize their potential and chase their dreams.
Develop Bali’s sole inclusive wheelchair support space for people with disabilities from outlying areas of Bali and East Indonesia to come and access mobility aids in a supportive environment. The space will be a central point in Denpasar where people with disabilities across the island, Lombok and East Java can discuss with our staff about the wheelchair that best suits their needs. We would also use the area to recycle and store wheelchairs so they can be used to improve the quality of life of another person with a disability. The people that PUSPADI Bali supports come from diverse backgrounds, including those affected by polio, diabetes, and other factors. Once receiving a fitted wheelchair from us, they’re able to go back to their communities to work or do their daily activities. Our focus is on empowering people with disabilities through rehabilitation, skills training, and educational and work opportunities, so they can pursue their dreams.