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Globally, there are more than 1 million annual limb amputations every 30 seconds. One prosthetic leg in the United States costs an average of $10,000. We provide a low cost solution: one prosthetic through our organization costs $70, a fraction of the cost of prosthetics in the United States.
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Our Mission

Our mission is to globally sponsor artificial limbs to ensure a seamless and simple process for obtaining a prosthetic.

Our Founder

Ashita Dhadda

Ashita founded Prosthetics for Change in 2015 and serves as the Youth Chairman of it’s parent organization, Jaipur Foot. Ashita has spoken at Consulate General of India in New York, and at the United Nations for the Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the “50 Years Learnt” session and has been featured in various publications including the UN Academic Impact, UN China, iHeartRadio, and TV Asia. At my high school, the Academies at Englewood, Ashita was the President of the InspirED chapter, Co-President of Future Business Leaders of America, and student ambassador and representative of the Finance Academy. She is passionate about increasing youth involvement in humanitarian work, having helped open chapters of Prosthetics for Change at high schools and received The President’s Volunteer Service Award. She has taken initiative, grown into leadership roles, and has truly made a significant contribution to the growth of Jaipur Foot, producing several documentaries and helping establish our presence on social media platforms, as well as securing $10,000 worth of free online advertising from Google and helping the organization get approved as a charity option on Amazon Smile.

Ashita's Story

A visit to Jaipur when I was young changed me greatly. I saw my cousin brother struggling with spinal muscle atrophy, a genetic disorder that left him unable to walk. He underwent multiple excruciating surgeries before he turned 21 and to this day can’t walk. Still, he has great resilience and bravery. When he visited me in New Jersey he once told me, “When I come to the US, life is so different. Here people with disabilities have so many opportunities.” As a child, I know that he wanted to play sports and the inability to participate in games left him terribly lonely and isolated. It was heartbreaking for me to see my cousin suffer. Separately, I was also struck by the fact that my cousin was far luckier than some as he had access to good medical care. What do people who are less fortunate do? How do they function? My cousin is one poignant story, but there are 56.7 million people in the world who live with disabilities. According to the US Census Bureau nearly one in five people have a disability in the United States. I felt I just couldn’t sit by and do nothing. In 2015, I founded Prosthetics for Change, the first subsidiary of Jaipur Foot USA. We should treat any differently-abled person in the same way we would treat a family member.

The Wishlist

As a non-profit that is committed to running as efficiently as a for-profit, we understand that individuals, startups and even large businesses don't always have the financial resources to support the wide range of charities that are often asking for annual support. We acknowledge that rather than money, talent and expertise can go a long way. That is why we have created The Wishlist.

If you're interested in providing your skill set to Prosthetics for Change, enabling us to treat more patients in the developing world, browse The Wishlist. If there's an item that fits, let us know. It's that simple.

Digital Photography

Capture, edit, and provide a final version(s) of photos for Prosthetics for Change advocacy and fundraising initiatives.
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Video Production

Film, edit, and provide a final version(s) of a video/documentary for Prosthetics for Change advocacy and fundraising initiatives.
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Writer

Write, edit, and provide a final version(s) of a script for a documentary, newsletters, or website.
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Social Media

Update our Instagram, Facebook, and Youtube with inspiring stories. Get an A-LIST celebrity to post about our mission enabling Prosthetics for Change to expand its follower base.
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Corporate Partnerships

Prosthetics for Change is a US based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and student-based charity that relies on the support of individuals, corporations and foundations to fulfill its mission. To get your company to become a corporate sponsor please fill out the form.
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Venue Space

Provide a venue space 100% free of charge for any day of the week/year to accommodate 50-400 guests.
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