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A Leg To Stand On
Well-being, Community, Poverty
The mission of A Leg To Stand On (ALTSO) is to help transform the lives of children with limb disabilities in developing countries by offering them the physical capabilities to access the opportunities and self-esteem earned through education, work and mobility.
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Nepal, Pakistan, Peru, Tanzania, Uganda.
News & Events
A Leg To Stand On's annual Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest is a very different kind of fundraiser. It's an event in which musicians from hedge funds and related industries perform to support ALTSO's work. Unlike most "corporate" fundraisers, Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest is the antithesis of formality: the goal is to provide a memorable evening of straight up rock 'n roll, while helping disadvantaged children in developing countries.
A Leg To Stand On established its first clinic in Ahmedabad, India in 2003. Since then A Leg To Stand On has significantly expanded its reach through multiple partnerships in the developing world. In 2010, A Leg To Stand On partnered with 11 organizations in 9 of the world's most impoverished countries: India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Haiti. A Leg To Stand On is proud to have helped level the playing field for over 5,300 children in the developing world through the provision of corrective surgery, prosthetic and orthotic devices, and rehabilitative care. A Leg To Stand On has helped an estimated 10,000 children through its Fellowship Training Programs, which give in-country medical professionals the skills they need to become self-sustainable and better help their communities.