Wheels for Kenya, an offshoot of the international ministry, Joni and Friends, traveled to Kenya with a team of physical therapists and mechanics to fit disabled locals with personal wheelchairs. Here Hamden lifts Jacob into his new wheelchair in Chebosi.
A patient waits to be seen in Makindu.
Locals travel a street in Kangemi, the second largest slum in Kenya.
A young boy travels through a Kenyan town.
Many Kenyans with a disability see the world at ground level because without a means of transportation they are forced to lie down all day.
Children observe "the circus in town" because a wheelchair distribution in their village has never happened before.
Crutches lean against a wall until patients can be matched to a custom fit.
A local opens the door to a makeshift nursing room and wheelchair building station.
Many mothers are forced to carry their children on their backs even into adulthood.
Wheels for Kenya trains the locals on how to match people to wheelchairs and how to refashion them into custom fits. This enabling approach allows the locals to become more independent, and then the organization can expand their reach to additional people groups.
A man holds his first printed photo of himself in his new wheelchair while children play in the background.
A young girl will no longer have to let her feet drag on the ground now that she has a personal wheelchair.
A family prepares to depart the distribution sight in Makindu after loading up with their daughter's new wheelchair. Wheels for Kenya trains locals how to fit and remake wheelchairs in order that they, with the donated wheelchairs, will be able to carry out future distributions on their own.