Wheelchairs for Nicaragua

Posted by Holly Wilson on Dec 6, 2018 8:21:43 AM

It was a great week for some fortunate Nicaraguan families who received much needed wheelchairs.

The donations were provided by the Wheelchair Foundation in coordination with the Managua – Tiscapa Rotary Club and Gran Pacifica Resort S.A., and with the help of the American University (UAM).

Alejandro delivering a chair to the bus

230 wheelchairs were donated to people who needed them most all over the country, such as Matagalpa, León, Estelí, Ocotal, Jinotepe, Chinandega, Granada, Jinotega, Masaya, Somoto, Rivas, and Managua. Of the 230 wheelchairs, 10 wheelchairs were extra special. They support individuals with spine injuries and brain damage. The total cost of the donation was $33,500 USD including logistic and volunteer hours.

Jason Taylor delivering a chair

According to the Wheelchair Foundation website, there are just over 110,000,000 people in the world who need a wheelchair but don’t have one.

Ruth Vado from the Rotary Club said, “We are fortunate to have had three deliveries of wheelchairs in Nicaragua: first year was Chair the Love NGO, second year was Chair the Love and Gran Pacifica, and third year was the Wheelchair Foundation. They are getting along with us very well!”

Ruth and leader from Rivas going over list

The distribution was divided in two blocks, one in Managua and the other one at Gran Pacifica’s Roberto Clemente III Clinic. Volunteers for the event were provided by Rotary Club members and Gran Pacifica Resort staff. Victoria Alvarez from the Gran Pacifica Master Association also helped with the logistics. She said it was wonderful to see how thankful people were to receive the wheelchairs.

Val talking with folks from the area 

The Corporate Social Responsibility Programs continue in Nicaragua, and we are proud to support the communities around us.

ECI Development delivers affordable luxury residence and resort communities in Central America, providing our clients with various premier lifestyle options from the Caribbean to the Pacific. ECI delivers inspired residences for adventurous souls.

Coupled with over 20 years of inherent corporate social responsibility in the communities where we work, ECI Development is building a sustainable business that is going to be around for the next 100+ years.

Holly Wilson

Written by Holly Wilson

Holly Wilson is from California. She has a Bachelor's in International Relations/Community Development and enjoyed her career in Social Services. She is now working with Gran Pacifica Resort / ECI Development, employing her special skills on the many projects of Corporate Social Responsibility this company engages in. She is enjoying living in Nicaragua and getting to know the great people here.

Topics: Social Responsibility, Community Involvement, Gran Pacifica in Nicaragua, Nicaraguan Culture, Living In Nicaragua, Charity