75 million people do not have access to an appropriate wheelchair and there is an urgent need for supportive pediatric wheelchairs. The cost basis is approximately $20B, so Invigorate is implementing a diversified revenue strategy, to help solve this, be leveraging partnerships to transform lives for good.
Invigorate will coordinate strategic partnerships to focus on four strategic objectives:
- Partnering with Mission Hospitals
Mission Hospitals are locally owned and operated, with strong community health programs, active local ministries, working with local government health initiatives, serving a significant referral base, and have growing lists of individuals waiting for wheelchairs. There are more than 75 Mission Hospitals in Africa, and they are the ideal, established, local distribution network for appropriate provisioning of wheelchairs.
- Leading Advisory Groups
Medical professionals, including researchers, doctors, occupational therapists, physical therapists, nurses, prosthetists, pastors, biomedical engineers, and administrators, have the expertise to support provisioning of wheelchairs through Mission Hospitals. Business professionals have the expertise to help generate revenues to subsidize the cost of wheelchairs. Invigorate is forming partnerships with other organizations, including sending agencies, business incubators, accelerators, and operators, that have the experience to stabilize and scale the subsidization and provisioning of wheelchairs without re-inventing curriculum and programming.
- Developing Sustainable Revenue Streams
Invigorate will develop sustainable revenue streams from donors, product and commercial revenues, and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs, to provide wheelchairs at an affordable price.
- Operating Modern Manufacturing Facilities
Invigorate will operate modern manufacturing facilities in strategic countries to make wheelchairs locally to reduce cost, establish consistent availability, simplify logistics, increase serviceability, and to meet local demand.
TRANSFORM LIVES FOR GOOD
Everyone who is lifted off the ground and appropriately seated on a wheelchair experiences a better quality of life, improved earning potential, and better acceptance in their community. The goal is to deliver each wheelchair with a message of hope.
This picture was taken at the Hive Camp in Guatemala in June 2022. Fifty two children with Spina Bifida or Cerebral Palsy were invited to a camp with research stations, repair stations, dental and medical checkups, games, crafts, special guest speakers, music time, and group devotions. Mothers and caregivers also given practical instruction to assist them in caring for their children, including positioning, safe feeding, play and communication skills, wheelchair repair and maintenance, and a theology of disability. The Hive Camp was made possible in partnership with Invigorate, Catalyst Team, IDEAS, Beeline Wheelchairs, Mission Impact, Children’s Medical Ministries, and others.
This is compelling and necessary work, to transform lives for good, by helping millions of people to achieve a better quality of life by providing an appropriately provisioned wheelchair through Mission Hospitals.