People With Disabilities
DirectConnect works with organizations that are focused on helping people with disabilities.
We help by providing mobility equipment such as crutches and wheelchairs, and to provide access with such things as wheelchair ramps.
Other equipment would include, lifts, standers, and portable toilets.
How We Are Helping
A flight of stairs, even a short flight, can be an insurmountable barrier to a person who is confined to a wheelchair. Bahrije was in this situation, not being able to leave her home easily. People with disabilities in such a place understand the old saying "so close,...
Our wheelchair project in Kosovo became a reality. This project was a joint effort with DirectConnect Humanitarian Aid (DCHA), ROC Wheels from Bozeman, Montana, and HandiKos in Kosovo. ROC Wheels is known in the industry for making the best wheelchairs for severely...
Recently DCHA was in Kosovo providing training for the prevention and treatment of pressure sores. We were there at the request of HandiKos, a non-profit organization in Kosovo, that provides support to paralyzed people. During our visit we were asked about the...
During one of our visits to Kosovo, we made some home visits to assess how some people with paralysis are coping at home. At one home we were introduced to a young lady named Nerxhivan Berisha who had fallen and suffered a severe back injury. She is unable to walk and...
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