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We raised $10, 163 via the 2021 Great Canadian Giving Challenge

We thank all of our donors for their support!

For those who missed the campaign you can still make a donation to CanUgan by clicking on https://www.canadahelps.org/en/gcgc/108373

Bwambale Robert

Early this year we were informed that Bwambale Robert has resigned from our team in Kasese Uganda. He leaves big shoes to fill!
Robert is a warm and friendly man with a big heart and boundless energy. Robert took the lead role in visiting many of the rural villages in Kasese district, reaching out to people with disabilities, assessing their particular health needs and making sure that the right assistive device got purchased and delivered to the beneficiary. He also took care of many administrative details such as managing funds and providing documentation to support all requests for funding.  
We wish our good friend Robert all the best and thank him for his tireless commitment to serving disabled people.
He will always be a special friend to all of us at CanUgan.

Distribution of Assistive Devices

Thanks to your generous donations, CanUgan has been able to provide a 625 different assistive devices to PWDs in Kasese Uganda since 2016, including 117 tricycles and 9 wheelchairs. 

In the first quarter of 2021, we have been able to distribute 2 tricycles, 1 wheelchair, 5 white canes, 2 calipers, 2 raised shoes, 7 pairs of crutches and 2 surgical boots.

These locally sourced assistive devices provide recipients with mobility and independence. 

Every donations helps to provide one of the following devices: 

White cane: $35.00
Pair of crutches: $70.00
Calipers (leg braces): $115.00
Raised shoe: $130.00
Surgical boot: $135.00
Wheelchair repurposed: $185.00
Tricycle: $250.00
Wheelchair new: $325.00

Holiday Season Giving Campaign
Throughout the month of December 2020, CanUgan launched our first Holiday Season Giving Campaign. The inaugural campaign called on donors to give the gift of mobility and truly demonstrated the holiday spirit of giving as we raised $5000.

Thank you for each and every donation which allowed us to distribute those first quarter devices for 2021.

2021 First Quarter Recipient - Natukunda Allen

Natukunda was supported with a caliper after an operation to correct her club foot in the Kampala Cursor Hospital. Natukunda has expressed her gratitude and excitement to colleagues and friends for her new found mobility.