Commitment to Action

NoorWheels: A Social Enterprise to Provide Wheelchairs for All in Africa

Commitment by

Amicale Marocaine des Handicapés (Groupe AMH)

In 2015, Groupe AMH committed to create a production site for wheelchairs in Khouribga, Morocco. This commitment will replicate Groupe AMH’s successful pilot project, NoorWheels. Groupe AMH will invest in research and development to build the new wheelchairs out of aluminum, a lighter and more affordable material than what is currently being used. The additional production site will lead to an increase in production capacity, over three years, from 460 to 1,600 wheelchairs. In addition to increasing wheelchair production, Groupe AMH also committed to expanding the eligible demographic, from previously only being available to children and adolescents, to now include adults. In this social entrepreneurship initiative, Groupe AMH will use its expertise developed during the pilot project to expand its impact. This project is expected to benefit more than 3,560 people.

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Commitment

NoorWheels: A Social Enterprise to Provide Wheelchairs for All in Africa

Launched

2015

Est. Duration

3 years

Estimated Total Value

$220,000

Region

Middle East & North Africa

Countries

MOROCCO

Commitment by

Amicale Marocaine des Handicapés (Groupe AMH)

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

OCP Foundation