The Vision of Mobility Worldwide is to: Provide the Gift of Mobility


In under-developed countries, those who cannot walk are often considered an embarrassment to their families. What good is a child, wife or husband who can’t carry water or fire wood, hoe the fields or build a house? In many cases, it is assumed that they or their family did some evil act to bring this handicap upon them.


They are condemned to dragging themselves through the mud when it rains and the dust when it doesn’t. When they crawl or slide out into the open, Alfa Sesay from Making January 2017  taken by Chernor-1they are often jeered at, kicked and spit upon. A Mobility Cart can change their lives. They can become an accepted and contributing member of their community. They can pedal their cart and carry water and wood in the back bed of the vehicle. In many cases, these people have become business men and women.


Alfa Sesay Januray 2017 MakingLocal Mobility Worldwide affiliates are staffed by volunteers who build Mobility Carts with materials purchased through donations. The Cart body is built of wood and is attached to a metal frame. The front wheel fork is steel and all the tires are solid rubber. Mobility Carts can be built for only $300.


Since the 1st Mobility Cart (PET®) prototype was built in 1994, 26 affilaite shops have opened and more than 60,000 Mobility Carts have been given to men, women, and children who have lost the use of their legs in over 100 different countries. Since 2008, MW-Austin had built over 700 carts. This is barely a start. It is estimated there are over 60 million people in the world lacking mobility due to birth defects, polio, diabetes, spinal cord injuries, landmines or war.