Whirlwind Wheelchair International
2793 7th Street
Berkeley, CA 94170
Since 1990, this program has helped people in over 45 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.