Legs 4 Africa
Author: Thrive Staff Writer
With Canadian operations, Legs 4 Africa is helping people walk again in sub-Saharan Africa.
Through re-purposing prosthetic legs that would otherwise end up in landfills, and facilitating amputee-led community groups, Legs 4 Africa is giving thousands of people the ultimate leg-up every year. In many parts of the world, prosthetic legs cannot be re used or recycled. This means that every year thousands of legs end up in landfills. By working with limb centres, manufacturers and the general public, the organization is trying to prevent this from happening in order to benefit others in need. Legs 4 Africa collects legs from individual donors and prosthetic clinics across the United Kingdom, France, Canada, Australia and the U.S. and since 2014 has saved over 10,000 legs from landfill.
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