Wheels to Heal

Wheels to Heal Somalia/Somaliland Mobility Aid Container - Ramadan 2024

5% of the population in Somalia are living with disabilities. Decades of conflict, inadequate health services and discrimination have left people with disabilities at risk of forced marriage, violence, rape and evictions. We can help change this!
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In the blessed month of Ramadan we invite you to donate and help some of the worlds most impoverished and forgotten people - disabled people in need of the gift of mobility and dignity. In dong so you will also be supporting an entirely volunteer led charity recycling life transforming aids that would otherwise end up in landfill. Award winning with 100% donation policy, 125% if you include gift aid - consider donating your Zakat and Sadaqa. Did you know that only 10% of people in developing countries who need a wheelchair have access to one. The container will be filled with other numerous aids too such zimmer frames, rollators, walking sticks, commodes, hoists, care beds and much more The best form of charity is that which keeps giving. Every cycle, every step is reward for you and your loved ones.

Please donate generously.


People with disabilities face greater abuse in Somalia, are often seen as a burden or as easier targets to attackers. Somalia must do more to protect their rights, rather than allow them to be subject to further abuses because of their disabilities. Gemma Davies, Amnesty Internationals Somalia Researcher.

Children with disabilities are invisible in Somali society and face many barriers to inclusion including the inaccessible physical environment, lack of awareness in the communities, insufficient teaching skills, negative attitudes and stigma, poverty, and a severe shortage of assistive devices and mobility aids.

Girls with disabilities are particularly vulnerable, as boys with disabilities tend to get what few opportunities there are available to children with disabilities.

Children with disabilities have very limited access to any educational opportunities and face widespread discrimination in the education sector, both from teachers and other students.

Limited resources, limited teacher skills and capacity, insufficient funding, and environmental and attitudinal barriers make inclusive and special needs education a challenge.

Few public and private buildings, communications, and transport options are accessible to persons with disabilities.

There is no specific healthcare or financial support system for disabled people in Somalia, increasing their dependence on others and making independent life difficult.

Over recent years three 40ft HC mobility aid containers have been successfully delivered full of wheelchairs, rollators, zimmer frames, commodes, hoists, care beds, walking sticks and much more.. If we did not recyle them the majority of them would have ended up in landfill. Doing the right thing is a win-win solution for all .Such is the plight of disabled people in need in the country we are determined to make such they are not continued to be forgotten. What we have done so far in only a drop in the ocean for the support needed. Many of the recipients can only dream of accessing a wheelchair and have lived an entire lifetime in a state of lockdown.

We want to build on the momentum. During the blessed month of Ramadan in particular we are calling for donations in the form of Zakat, Sadaqa, Sadaqa Jariyah and general donations from people of all faiths and non.

If we exceed our fundraising target - the donations simply go to the next container project. Alternatively it can used to give some financial support for the end recipients to fulfil their lives through education or employment or rest-bite from their daily struggles to survive - food packs.

Please note that Wheels to Heal is small grassroots U.K. registered volunteer led charity making a big impact overseas.

Our objectives are both environmental and humanitarian. We rescue mobility and disability aids from landfill, or offer an emotional legacy for those wishing to donate their aids through a FREE quarterly uplift service covering the whole of mainland U.K. Over 24,000 life transforming aids have been put back into use to date. This equates to over thirty 40ftHC containers and 14 countries reached (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Gambia, Ghana, Iraq, Lebanon, Pakistan, Palestine, Malawi, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Uganda, and Yemen).

Our work has been recognised by as a finalist at the Just Giving Awards - Change Maker of the Year category, Awarded the British Citizens Media for International Achievement, and most recently by the UK Governments Points of Light award for people who are making a change in their community.

Other ways to donate:

BACS transfer

Co-operative Bank. S/C: 08 92 99, A/C No: 65858598. SWIFT CODE : CPBKGB22, IBAN: GB19 CPBK 0892 9965 8585 98. Please reference Afghanistan or GMB in your payment details.

Online: visit www.wheelstoheal.org.uk/donate

Donate your own mobility and disability equipment: https://www.wheelstoheal.org.uk/donate-equipment/

Get Involved: https://www.wheelstoheal.org.uk/volunteer/

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About the charity

Wheels to Heal

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Wheels to Heal has recycled over 24,000 mobility and disability aids for reuse overseas. Disabled people in of the gift of mobility in have benefited; Bangladesh, Ghana, Gambia, Iraq, Lebanon, Malawi, Pakistan, Palestine, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Uganda and Yemen. 100% Zakat & Sadaqa applicable.

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