266 Independence Blvd.
Asheville, NC 28805
828 606 8952 (Phone)
Robert Frank, CPO, Director
Tarquino Páez y
593 06 500 3331 (Phone)
Type of Organization
Regions: South America
Specific cities, regions, or groups of people: Clinic is in Ibarra but we service all of Ecuador
Age Group: Adults, Children
Fees Charged: Sometimes
Prosthetic Fitting, Orthotic Fitting, Prosthetic Fabrication, Orthotic Fabrication
There is a facility/physical building for patient care at the specified location.
Accomodations for volunteers near or at the specified location.
Volunteers: Prosthetists, Orthotists, Therapists, Other: Students of P&O
Materials, Components, and Equipment: New, Disassembled, Used
General Background Information
Founded in 08 by Rotary International
Total volunteers to date: 50
Annual average volunteer participation: 6
Total recipients of care to date: 1000
Annual average recipients of care: 300
This organization has a business/financial relationship with another Non-Profit organization.
Name: Fundación Montañas de Esperanza
Address: Pimimpiro, Ecuador
Organization does NOT provide funding for volunteers.
Volunteer needs to raise individual funds for all expenses.
Currently and Historically, the organization's funding and contributions have come from:
Prótesis Imbabura's mission, with the collaboration of Mountains of Hope Foundation and the help of volunteers, is to provide Ecuadoran patients with quality and affordable prosthetics, orthotics, and adaptive equipment.
Prótesis Imbabura's purpose is twofold: 1) provide access to patients who need prosthetic and orthotic devices; 2) through teaching and awareness increase the numbers of practicing orthotic and prosthetic clinicians in the country.
Our vision is to be an entity that guarantees true inclusion; it is a right for every person to grow and thrive as a fundamental part of their community.
Additional Information & Comments
Please see our website for further information at www.protesisimbabura.com
The project started as a Rotary International Project in 2008 to provide much-needed prosthetic care. After many changes the project is now operated as a private enterprise charging only for the costs of fabrication. The components are donated to the patients through Fundación Montañas de Esperanza so that services can be provided at a fraction of the typical cost. The clinic operates year round with an Ecuadoran staff with some clinical assistance from the U.S. This model has proven to be sustainable; Ecuadorian staff earn a living, patients can afford the services, volunteers and donors bring training and components, and the quality of care is high. The project has also provided training in prosthetics, orthotics and adaptive equipment to visitors from Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia.