Happy leg news from Cameroon

Stefanie / Case Study, Deliver a Leg

We may not be sending legs out at the moment, but we’re still hearing great stories from our partner prosthetists about lives that are being changed by their hard work. Palle Loveline Diengu is a nurse from Cameroon who lost her leg due to a diabetes-related ulcer. She received a prosthetic leg from Presbytarian Community Rehabilitation Services (PCRS) in Kumba, … Read More

Lamin’s Football Video-Club

Phil Tunstall / Case Study, Gambia

Lamin Jammeh is an entrepreneur and captain of the Gambia amputee football team. Almost every day there is a big football match on TV, be it Premier league, La Liga or Champions League. Which is great for Lamin’s video club business. Every match, he will carry his two TVs down to his video-club in Sukuta, Gambia, walking carefully on his … Read More

Children are the future leaders of tomorrow…

SuePownall / Case Study, Gambia, Interview

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…so we need to take care of them. Ebrima Krubally (Isk to his friends) is a really valued member of the Legs4Africa team. Working in the Mobility Centre in Banjul, Gambia, he is a qualified Orthopaedic Technologist and his job is to ensure that the component legs which Legs4Africa send to the Centre are reassembled so they fit each recipient … Read More

Euan – A Legs4Africa Hero

SuePownall / Case Study, Gambia, Little Legs

Euan From Bath

Having a prosthetic leg is a challenge at any age. For children, one of the challenges is being accepted by one’s peers at an age when making friends and taking up new hobbies and pastimes is so important. We never fail to be full of admiration for the little ones who accept their new leg as part of their life … Read More

Little legs turn Blessing’s life around

SuePownall / Case Study, Ghana, Little Legs

Little amputee boy in Africa

This is Blessing.  She was only 5 months old when she was brought to the Orthopaedic Training Centre (OTC) in Ghana.  Born with one arm, only four fingers on her right hand and very short limbs Blessing’s capabilities were severely limited.  However, thanks to the Little Legs Project, she was given two prosthetic legs and is able to look forward … Read More

Cape Verde Mobility Consignment

Oliver Kennett">Oliver Kennett / Case Study

The tale of how one woman included mobility equipment when packing for her new life in Cape Verde Africa provides some of the most spectacular landscapes in the world, from blinding white deserts, to lush Savannah, to deep mysterious forest. Biologically and geographically, it is a fascinating continent however, when it comes to providing aid to some of its least … Read More

Legs4Africa – Putting Amputees and Africa in Perspective

Tom Williams / Case Study

people delivering prosthetic legs

During a casual holiday to The Gambia in 2011, I had no idea that the events that happened there would lead to the start of a new charity. Since that holiday, we have developed relationships with over 15 hospitals across the UK, received over 500 individually donated prosthetic legs, driven a van 3,723 miles from the UK to The Gambia, … Read More