"When I got my first wheelchair, it gave me the opportunity to learn. Before, I couldn't see the environment around me, but with the wheelchair, everything was visible". Porimol, Bangladesh

Impact can be immediate, but it should never be temporary.

When we saw Porimol able to sit up straight for the first time and make eye contact because he was seated better in one of our wheelchairs, we knew that we had made an immediate and practical impact.

But unless Porimol and his family develop the confidence to challenge discrimination and the local community accepts him as a valued member of society - our job is not complete - and real impact has not been achieved.

That’s why Motivation works hard to deliver holistic projects that go beyond the provision of wheelchairs to focus on the overall health, confidence and inclusion of disabled people.

17 years after we first met Porimol, he runs his own shop, selling groceries and confectionary to his neighbours. He is financially independent and valued by his community.

Last year, our work helped to reach over 80,000 people across more than 60 countries.

Others agree that our practical approach really does work.

Since 2013, we have been awarded the Bond International Development Award, the Guardian’s International Development Achievement Award and the London Design Medal for our work supporting disabled people.

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