Basavangowda, an 18-year-old who suffers from Spina Bifida resulting in weakened legs and immobility, also faces challenges related to bowel and bladder incontinence, making him susceptible to infections. After the loss of his father two years ago, he resides with his hardworking mother and older sister. His mother, who works as a daily wage laborer, diligently tends to Basavangowda’s special needs, while his sister had to discontinue her education after completing the 12th grade to assist with household chores and work.
Due to his disability and impoverished circumstances, Basavangowda had to discontinue his education after the 8th grade. However, Equip Asia’s intervention in his village fostered a strong bond of friendship with his family. Through regular visits, counseling, and companionship, the team has been able to bring Christ’s hope and healing to Basavangowda and his family.
Additionally, Equip Asia collaborated with the family to construct an accessible toilet and pathway, enabling Basavangowda to conveniently access the restroom using his wheelchair. This newfound accessibility has not only improved his independence but has also allowed him to venture outside and socialize with his friends. Overwhelmed with gratitude, his mother tearfully expressed, “We are very happy to see him move around. You have reduced my burden. Now I can go to work without worrying about him.”
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