We are the Bristol based charity that is getting Africa back on it’s feet, one leg at a time.
We recycle prosthetic legs that would otherwise end up in landfill and facilitate support groups so amputees in Africa can live more independent, fulfilled lives.
Legs4Africa began in The Gambia with the delivery of a single prosthetic leg in 2013. Since then, we have provided enough components to build or repair over 4,000 legs.
Giving someone a prosthetic leg is like giving someone back their life again. It never gets boring
– Gabu Jarjue (The Gambia’s only prosthetist)
Amputee Support Charity in Africa
Enabling amputees to live their lives more independently
Legs4Africa is committed to improving the mobility and independence of amputees in sub-Saharan Africa through provision of rehabilitation services and access to prosthetic legs.
Why Prosthetic Legs
In the UK prosthetics cannot be re-used or recyled. So, every year thousands of these expensive, life-changing pieces of equipment end up in landfill.
By encouraging individuals, hospitals and other establishments to donate prosthetics to us rather than throw them in a pit, we can give them another lease of life in Africa and give an amputee the ultimate leg-up.
What else do we do
We also help to provide emotional rehabilitation for amputees through facilitating support groups.
These groups create an opportunity for amputees to meet monthly with new friends, to provide each other with peer support, receive motivational talks and referral guidance for work, domestic issues, mental health and even sport.
What have we achieved
Since 2014, we have sent over enough components to build or repair over 4,000 prosthetic legs.
Our flagship project is in The Gambia but we have now sent parts to mobility centres in 8 countries across Africa.
To know more and donate, visit: www.Legs4Africa.org