A designer recently produced the first ever all-terrain wheelchair designed for people in developing countries, called SafariSeat.
This wheelchair allows people to gain independence and a life of mobility outside of their home. It’s an essential tool for people who want to work outside the home or go to school.
According to the designer, one in every 200 people in East Africa is in need of a wheelchair.
And he’s giving it away for free.
So far, the company has raised $17,000 above their goal of $36,539 to design the first 50 wheelchairs at a local workshop in Kenya and release the design freely as an open source toolkit. The chair itself can easily be constructed from bicycle parts.
This resource will be a game changer.