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Wheelchair to assist mother

Serafina Silaitoga
Thursday, July 24, 2014

HER deformed arms and legs has not deterred her from attending to normal daily chores.

Angie Tukania washes and hangs the clothes, cleans the house and looks after her only son whom she adores.

And she has never been bothered by her disability but the ability to do her job just like any other normal person.

This week, she received a new wheelchair from Vodafone Foundation.

For her, this new chapter means improved mobility and attending church, family functions and meeting friends.

She depends on one arm to carry herself around so this wheelchair will make a big difference.

"I am happy about the assistance from Vodafone Foundation because it will help me move around better and able to do more work," Ms Tukania said.

Help came when Arunesh Vishwa, one of Vodafone Foundation's directors noticed her move around town using one arm.

He appealed for help from the foundation in getting a mobility device for Ms Tukania.








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