Around 80% of disabled people in the developing world live in extreme poverty. Moses' accident left him unable to return to his original job and he had nowhere to turn for help. Aside from concerns about his own future, Moses worried desperately about his six children and who would pay their school fees.

By supporting Motivation today, you can ensure that disabled people like Moses can access the training they need to rebuild their confidence, regain their independence and support themselves.

Moses' story

Moses was serving as an officer in the Ugandan army when he fell in his home and sustained a spinal cord injury. Everything changed in an instant. He spent ten months in hospital, away from his wife and children. When he was discharged, he was unable to do anything for himself and relied heavily on his wife Rosa. Sadly, after five years of caring for him, she decided to leave and took the children with her.

Without his job and his family around him, Moses began to feel depressed. He was concerned he would not be able to pay for his children's education anymore so they could finish their studies. Worried about the future and trapped in his home, Moses began to feel desperate.

But Motivation was there to help. Moses received a Rough Terrain wheelchair that was suitable for the environment surrounding his home. He also attended training that helped him with mobility skills, health management and budgeting. Though he was still adjusting to life without his family, Motivation's help gave him the strength and independence to start playing an active role in his community.

Today, he is able to spend time with his friends, tend his land and grow vegetables, and sell his produce at market. Confident that he will soon be able to fully support himself, he is no longer worried about his children's education.

"I'm free - I can go to market and buy things," he told us. "I'm very happy. I beg my fellow friends who are suffering from spinal cord injuries that this is not the end. This is not the end!”

Support people like Moses

Motivation's work enabled Moses to start living a full and active life - the life he chose for himself. You can help provide these crucial services to others like him by making a donation today.