Legs4Africa recycles prosthetic legs that would otherwise end up in landfill and facilitate support groups so amputees in sub-Saharan Africa can live more independent, fulfilled lives.
Your donations at work*
Across most of the world, prosthetic legs cannot be reused, so they end up in landfills along with our avocado stones and crunched up beer cans.
Meanwhile, in sub-Saharan Africa 1.7 million people are in need of a limb to help them live independent lives. Legs4Africa is the charity aiming to change this imbalance.
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 we can stop this from happening.
We collect legs from individual donors and limb centres across the UK, France, Canada, Australia and the USA. Since 2014, we have saved over 10,000 legs from a life in landfill.
Across three grants, Meeting Needs has provided £14,125 to help Legs4Africa transport the prosthetic legs they have collected to various locations throughout Africa. The projects resulted in more than 4,000 legs being recycled and delivered to people who can use them.
For more about Legs4Africa see here.
*The grant from Meeting Needs supported the transportation of legs like those donated by Euan and his family.