Project Managers: Marc & Dominique Desruisseaux and John Farquharson
STAND (TZ) is a Non Governmental Organization operating in Tanzania that produced and fit prostheses to amputees, utilizing volunteers who receive vocational training as technicians. The program included counseling to help the amputee regain their sense of dignity.
The number of amputees had escalated in Tanzania due to snakebites, road and wildlife accidents, as well as diabetes and cancer. Because such victims generally belong to the economically poorer sector of society, they were the main recipients of STAND's help, the goal being to allow amputees the opportunity to pursue a normal life after the traumatic experience of losing a limb.