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International Service Projects - Ecuador LN-4 Hand Project
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Give Hope - Give a Hand
(Rotary LN-4 Prosthetic Hand Project)


In the world today, we estimate tens of thousands of people of all ages and nationalities survive land mines, vehicular, industrial and agricultural accidents, acts of violence and war, or are born without limbs…and are unable to obtain a functional prosthetic hand. 

Even in the most record keeping oriented places, no records specific to below elbow amputees are kept. We know from our research of casualities of warfare, victims of landmines and industrial accidents around the globe that there great need for a simple, effective prosthetic hand in countries and places where many people cannot afford currently available prostheses and professional assistance required.

Our foundation meets this need with the LN-4 prosthetic hand:

The Give Hope – Give a Hand project provides a simple, light-weight, functional below elbow(BE) prosthetic hands to recipients, always at no cost to the recipient. We need, and we welcome, your help and support to do this important work.  Browse our web site, read our story, and learn how you might decide to become involved.  Contact us—join our team.  We are a group of individuals, a group of volunteers, many Rotarians and others; our LN-4 mission is powerful.  This project changes lives, and you will be a welcome part of our team.



The Rotary Club of Davis and The LN-4 Hand Project

Our Club truly understands the importance of the LN-4 Hand Project and has raised money through our club to support this project.  On April 5th, 2010, some of our Rotarian members will be traveling to Guayaquil and Loja in Ecuador to distribute prosthetic hands to approximately 86 recipients.  This was a result of a trip that Rotarian Dean Labadie made last March to introduce the hand to the people of Ecuador.  This trip will take about 10 days and involve fitting and training on the LN-4 Hands.  This will be a pilot program for distribution of the LN-4 Hands in Ecuador.  International projects such as this change peoples lives and are the outreach that Rotarians do for the betterment of Humanity.  If you are interested in helping support this project by volunteering or through donations, please contact us at info@rotaryclubofdavis.com


Dean Labadie will be the Team Leader on this trip.  We will be posting photos and testimonies upon the teams return in April. 



These are photos of LN-4 recipients in Colombia