Yembre

$1,590 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 24 months
Nat Mo
on behalf of Natalie Moore
 WASHINGTON, DC
Yembre funds accessibility projects that support people with mobility and physical disabilities in Burkina Faso. Yembre means one and the same in Mooré, a local langauge in Burkina Faso.   According to Handicap International, 85% of people with disabilities have received no education, 56% are unemployed, and 43.7% feel socially excluded. 

In collaboration with the CReATE Program in Utah, Yembre's first project will provide an electric wheel chair to a student at the University of Ouagadougou. CReATE has built the custom wheelchair but does not have funding for crating, shipping or extra batteries.  

This project's first recipient is Jacques Zongo, a student at the University of Ouagadougou.  Jacques is 25 years old and studies English.  He is extremely excited about his new electric wheelchair.  It will make his daily commute to school and navigating around university much easier.  But, for this to happen, we need your help!

Donations will be used to fund the crating, shipping and extra battery costs of the wheelchair.   The quicker we raise the money the sooner Jacques can have his new chair.  The current fundraising goal is set at $5,000 while I continue to look into the exact amount it will cost and a company that will send it.   Any funds raised above the cost of sending Jacques his wheelchair will go toward other Yembre projects. 


Thank you in advance!

For more information, visit our Facebook page at  https://www.facebook.com/yembre/.
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Update 3
Posted by Soumaila Traore
1 month ago
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I have great news! The wheelchair made the long journey from Virginia to Burkina Faso and is now with Jacques! A big thank you to everyone who helped make his dream a reality!
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Update 2
Posted by Soumaila Traore
3 months ago
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We finally have an update! Sorry for the delay but we have good news. Yesterday, Jacques' electric wheelchair started it's long journey to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Thank you to everyone who helped make this a reality. More updates coming soon!
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Update 1
Posted by Soumaila Traore
24 months ago
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We got a video from Jacques! Make sure the captions are on to see the English translation and don't forget to donate!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYqq0tLzF5k
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$1,590 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 11 people in 24 months
Created January 2, 2017
Nat Mo
on behalf of Natalie Moore
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24 months ago

Thanks, Nat Mo, for setting this up! It has been a pleasure getting to know Jaques as we've worked on this project.

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