In Guatemala, about 10% of the population has a disability: the need for prosthetics and wheelchairs is overwhelming.  For over 15 years the Rotary Club of Salmon Arm has contributed to this need, thanks to member Maureen McTavish, who had travelled to Guatemala, seen the need first-hand,  and met Alex Galvez, co-founder of Transitions. When Maureen returned home, she introduced Alex and the project to our club.
Since its beginnings in 1996, Transitions Foundation has developed a wide range of services and opportunities for people with disabilities. The  prosthetic and orthotic clinic provides braces and artificial limbs for those with special mobility needs; Transitions provides scholarship and vocational training; and a sports and recreation program encourages healthy lifestyles. Transitions also builds wheelchairs and adapts them to individual needs. 
These young athletes now have the opportunity to play basketball, thanks to Transitions. 
And children have mobility freedom, which enables them to have a healthy lifestyle.