Wheelchair factory empowers Guatemalans

Jobs and equipment help boost facilities and defy stereotypes for people with disabilities.

    Many Guatemalans with physical disabilities often spend much of their lives indoors.

    Now, one wheelchair factory is changing that by giving free chairs to thousands of people.

    The factory also provides jobs for people with disabilities, who until now have remained on the fringes of Guatemalan society.

    Al Jazeera's David Mercer reports from the city of Antigua.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Daughters of al-Shabab

    Daughters of al-Shabab

    What draws Kenyan women to join al-Shabab and what challenges are they facing when they return to their communities?