Dollar for Dollar Product Matching
CLASP continues its mission to increase access to quality assistive products in low- and middle-income countries by introducing a dollar for dollar matching program in response to COVID-19.
As the world struggles to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more of our partners told us that their budgets had been cut and moved to emergency response efforts, just as the people they serve need them more than ever.
Photo credit: Motivation
People with disabilities are especially vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic.
They experience two key categories of risk,
- increased risk of contracting COVID-19 due to barriers in implementing various hygiene measures (i.e., accessing sink, rubbing hands together), and greater difficulty practicing social distancing
- increased risk of developing a severe case due to pre-existing health conditions and entrenched barriers to accessing health care.
Watch Pak Ketut’s story and see how having an appropriate wheelchair enables him to continue working to support his family, and keep up with his daughter in badminton!
Without an appropriate wheelchair or assistive product, this risk only increases.
According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 70 million people worldwide need a wheelchair for basic mobility and as many as 95% of them do not have one.