The group of 72nd has benefited from thirty wheel chairs donated by a local NGO called the “Butterfly”. Some of the beneficiaries of the chairs were without any, and some of their wheelchairs were dilapidated while other disables were walking only with clutches.
Butterfly donation comes in the wake of reports gathered by them that most disable persons mostly women are strolling the streets of Monrovia without wheelchair. Making the donation, the Executive director and founder of Butterfly Lisa Viau said disables in Liberia are not different from other Liberians and they need equal treatment as well.
Madam Viau said her investigation has revealed that disables in Liberia are faced with wheelchair problem something she described as another challenge for the physically challenged. She said her group which was founded 2009 is committed to helping people mainly the under privileged including the disables.
Madam Viau added that her group has constructed a school in Margibi County from miss-structure to concrete and the school is named after her. She however called on well meaning humanitarians to assist in the process as she embarks on so many projects in Liberia.
Receiving the wheelchairs from the butterfly family, the program officer of the Group of 72nd, Madam Constence Kennedy, praised the NGO for their good gesture adding that it is timely. She then expressed appreciation to the group on behalf of the beneficiaries.
Some of the recipients of the chairs were seen jubilating for their new chairs. “We will now move around freely with our new chairs because these old ones have been giving problem”. They said to one another.