Project 11-Wings on Wheels

Location  Khatraj darvaja, Ravalvad, Near Shakina Masjid, Mahmedavad, Gujarat, India

Status   Completed – April 2016
Challenge  Rubina, age 32 is unmarried and lives with her parents. She has 2 siblings – a brother aged 10 years and a sister aged 15 years. Due to polio since birth and has lost use of both her legs. She moves around by crawling on the floor with her hands and her knees. Rubina earns a living by selling cosmetic products from her home. She purchases these items from a local wholesale outlet. This outlet is a about 2 miles away. The only option for Rubina is to use public transportation which costs a lot of money. It still leaves her with the challenge of carrying the merchandise back to home to sell.

Solution   A hand driven tricycle will not only save Rubina the money she spends on transportation but also allows her to go around to a wider area to sell her products. Thus allowing for more income for her family.

Costs   $91.00 = 6,000 Rupees
Helping Hands  Hanif Sindhi, Siraj Sindhi, Amitu Metha, Uma Venkatrathnam

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