We are an agent of
Latin American countries
Approximately 754.000 people live in Colombia with reduced mobility, many of them require a prosthesis that replaces a leg in order to have a decent life. In many cases, amputees do not receive the prosthesis that, in theory, is guaranteed by the Colombian Health System, and obtaining them in a particular way turns out to be too expensive to be within reach. That is why Mahavir Kmina was born with the intention of providing a service of excellent quality and free of charge for those people who do not have the means to obtain a prosthesis.
In a decade of hard work, more than 4.000 people from 416 municipalities in Colombia and 10 Latin American countries have benefited. Upon receiving one of our prostheses, the beneficiary of Mahavir Kmina obtains the necessary means to recover his mobility, rebuild his self-esteem and regain his independence.
Mahavir Kmina is much more than a prosthesis factory, even more than an organization: it is, in fact, an opportunity to start over which can be accessed by all those people who have lost a lower limb and do not have the resources to obtain the prosthesis they need to recover their mobility, self-esteem, and independence.
We work to help people to walk again, expanding the possibilities of improving their quality of life.
By 2020, the Mahavir Kmina Corporation will have adapted a total of 4,500 prostheses, providing national and international coverage. Working under the principles of solidarity, beneficence and human quality, and guaranteeing the processes of good manufacturing practices.
Our challenge in figures
The war in Colombia has convinced us of the horrors of anti-personnel mines. However, in many years of work for amputees we have discovered that there are other situations that could be causing a greater number of victims.
There are no valid national data regarding this social problem, but our data are an indication of their situation in the country.
4% are children (0-12 years old)
5% are teenagers (13-17 years old)
25% are elders (60+ years old)
Among all common diseases, diabetes is the cause of most amputations, mainly among older adults.
In most cases, a motorcycle is involved in amputations due to traffic accidents. The victim is usually the motorcyclist or his companion.
Other common causes are work accidents and snakebites.
66% are adults of productive age (18 - 59 years)
Our work team
Our team consists of a qualified group of prosthetists in charge of manufacturing and adapting prostheses, as well as professionals from areas such as medicine, psychology, human management, communications and administration, who put their knowledge and human quality at the service of all those people who yearn to walk again.
Management Systems Coordinator
The production team
Making dreams come true
The production team of Mahavir Kmina is composed of high-quality personnel who strive every day to make our prostheses. Edwin, Production Leader, tells us what this process consists of and how it benefits people.
Day by Day in Mahavir Kmina
Every day something magical happens in Mahavir Kmina; Every smile, every expression of happiness, every word of gratitude are the greatest satisfactions we could receive for what we have done for more than 10 years in a disinterested way. In this gallery, some of those key moments of our work are evident.
Mahavir Kmina was founded in 2007 as an initiative of a Colombian businessman who dreamed of donating prostheses to victims of landmines to remedy part of the damage caused by violence in Colombia. However, over the years our service was extended to people who lost one or both lower limbs for any cause of amputation.
In the following timeline, you will find the most relevant events that have happened to Mahavir Kmina throughout its history. You can click on each one of the images to see them enlarged.