Great Hearts Initiatives | A Leg To Stand On

Mission

ALTSO is a NYC based nonprofit, providing free prosthetic limbs, orthotic devices, and appropriately fitted wheelchairs, to children with limb disabilities in the developing world whose families, earning ~$2.50, could otherwise never afford care.

Mobility is more than movement; it is a human right. Mobility improves self-esteem, provides access to education, future employment, and the chance to live self-sufficiently. One simple treatment, provided by ALTSO, can transform a life and break the cycle of poverty a child was born into. Since 2003, ALTSO has provided life-changing treatment to nearly 20,000 children.

ALTSO operates 11 programs in 10 developing countries across Asia and Africa where the need is tremendous yet underserved. As part of ALTSO's commitment to local sustainability, they partner with hospitals and clinics that have a proven track record in providing pediatric orthopedic care - and the capacity to serve more children. Their program model allows us to provide continuous care to their CoolKids through the age of 21, ensuring they never stop moving.

Categories
Health
Size
$1m-$100m
Locality
International

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