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Mormon Church Donates Wheelchairs to Handicapped Tanzanians

The Church Continues Humanitarian Work in Tanzania

Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania (CCBRT) is a locally registered non-governmental organisation first established in 1994 in Tanzania. Since 2006, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has worked through this organisation to provide wheelchairs to those who need them in Tanzania. On 24th May 2015, the Church donated 415 such wheelchairs in the Moshi area of Tanzania. Specialists from LDS Charities led an assembly training for 13 clinicians and technicians who will monitor how the beneficiaries use the chairs as well as provide repair works.

There are no Mormon congregations in Moshi, but one is found in the neighboring town of Arusha. Four more congregations are located in Dar es Salam as well as another in Mwanza. The Church will continue to provide humanitarian aid through its humanitarian arm of LDS Charities in areas of mobility, clean water, immunisations, among others.

CCBRT is an eminent organization in Tanzania fighting to help people with disabilities and has a range of programs to help these persons. In the last few years, working with Cerebral Palsy children and their caregivers has become a major part of their work in the Moshi and Arusha areas. In partnership with the Church, specially designed wheelchairs were donated to over 600 children in the last two years.

Follow the links below to see some of the projects the Mormon Church has funded in Tanzania recently:

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