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Fund A Van
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  • Aiswarya

    Created by

    Aiswarya Rao
  • BW

    This fundraiser will benefit

    Better World Shelter Home Run By Dorcas Research Centre

    from Chennai, Tamil Nadu

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The single most important barrier for  women with disability from accessing education, jobs and living life to their fullest is the difficulty in using public transport. Using other modes of transport like hiring autos, cabs, are not only expensive, but also difficult due to attitudinal barriers of the drivers who refuse to take a wheelchair in their vehicles on several occasions. From wheelchairs to assistive technology to accessible vans, maintaining mobility is expensive.

This fundraiser aims to change that for the women at our Shelter.

We are staring a fundraiser for the purchase of a fully Accessible and Disabled Friendly Van that can transport women and their wheelchairs without any difficulty. The van will be fitted with a hydraulic lift that will take the wheelchair user into the vehicle without having to go up and down the steep steps in a bus/van.

We are also planning to install a bio-toilet inside the van for use during long journeys and during para-sports events.

Better World Shelter Home:

What is a "Better World"? A world without barriers - both physically and challenging the human spirit. A Better World is a World for ALL.

Our core beliefs are that an inclusive, accepting and opportunity-giving world is a better world. We strive to provide the same at our Shelter for Women with Disabilities.

Situated in Chennai and catering to around 60 women with disabilities at a time, we have been providing a safe space for young women with a range of disabilities from extremely disadvantaged situations coming from all over Tamilnadu. Our aim is to enable them to live independently, to contribute to society and to make a family for themselves.

Our women live with all kinds of disabilities - locomotor, speech and hearing impairment, visual impairment, burns, mental health, and multiple disabilities among others.

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