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Whirlwind Wheelchair International

2111 San Pablo Avenue

Unit 2956

Berkeley, CA 94702

Telephone: 510-239-3557 


Since 1990, this program has helped people in over 60 developing countries achieve mobility. Unlike several other organizations on this HelpingWorldwide website, they do not export new or refurbished used wheelchairs from the USA. Instead they emphasize designing wheelchairs “for production and use and in developing countries from locally available materials.” Their most popular product is the RoughRider because it can handle rough terrain that would break down many other kinds of wheelchairs. Visit their website for many interesting stories and technical data.

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