PAKSBAB and SCIPPER partner to build wheelchair accessible straw bale homes for spinal cord injury patients.

In 2005, northern Pakistan was devastated by a magnitude 7.6 earthquake, killing more than 86,000 people, injuring more than 69,000, and leaving about 4 million homeless. Over 600 people, mostly young women and children, became paralyzed from spinal cord injuries when buildings collapsed on them.

Kulsoom Bibi House Ceremony

SCIPPER (Spinal Cord Injury Project for Pakistan Earthquake Rehabilitation) is working towards the rehabilitation of survivors paralyzed during the earthquake and helping to rebuild their dignity and independence. We are collaborating to fundraise and build homes for their most vulnerable patients, many of whom live in the mountain villages of Kashmir and KPK. A wheelchair accessible home will improve mobility and living conditions, unite and provide stability for their families.

Together PAKSBAB and SCIPPER have successfully built safe energy-efficient wheelchair accessible homes for three SCI survivors. Work is in progress on a fourth for Saadia Noor, a young girl who was only 9 years old when she was paralyzed by the earthquake.

Please make a donation today by clicking on the DONATE button above. Your generosity will help SCIPPER SCI patients become self-sufficient and bring hope for a brighter future.

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