“Disabled people are more likely than other people to live in grinding poverty. Unless disabled people are brought into the development mainstream, it will be impossible to cut poverty in half by 2015 or to give every girl and boy the chance to achieve a primary education. ”
James D. Wolfsensohn, former President of the World Bank
At Intelligent Mobility International (IMI), we recognize that immobility can greatly limit opportunities and independence for many people in the developing world. IMI was formed as a non-profit organization to empower people and their communities around the world. IMI designs, produces, and distributes affordable and durable wheelchairs to help people with disabilities find sustainable employment, and new hope in their lives.
We are extremely dedicated to helping people with disabilities and everyone surrounding them, therefore encouraging economic development, societal improvement, and sustainability is inherent in our work.
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According to the UN Economic and Social Council, there are 300 million people with disabilities in the developing world. Of these, 20 million need wheelchairs to become mobile again. Without chairs, many have no choice but to stay confined to their houses or drag themselves along to get anywhere, exposing themselves to potential injury and disease. Many children are unable to attend school. Chances for education, employment, and community involvement disappear. Under such conditions, they often end up either begging or relying on family members to support them.