In 2015, SALT partnered with A Leg To Stand On (ALTSO) to bring mobility to 400 children in Afghanistan by providing Prosthetic Limbs, Orthotic Devices, Mobility Aids, and Prosthetic and Orthotic Repairs & Adjustments.
For the last 30 years Afghanistan and its people have suffered the effects of war and conflict as well as rampant poverty and high unemployment. As a result, Afghanistan’s healthcare infrastructure is unable to care for its population, especially women and children. There are thousands of children all over Afghanistan who have little or no mobility and do not receive medical attention of any kind. A Leg to Stand On (ALTSO), however, seeks to address this injustice. ALTSO is a non-profit organization that provides free prosthetic limbs, orthotics devices, mobility aids, corrective surgery, and rehabilitative care to children in the developing world who have lost limbs in traumatic accidents or suffer from congenital limb disabilities. SALT’s 2015 World Relief Campaign set out to raise $25,000 in order to fund 10 prosthetic limbs, 415 orthotic devices, 45 mobility aids, and 44 prosthetic and orthotic repairs and adjustments.