How you can help.

People with spinal cord injury in Nigeria can use your help in a variety of ways. Due to negative societal stigma, the lack of accommodation,  and little accessible transportation for wheelchair users, there are few jobs available. Since no assistance is provided, most people with spinal cord injury depend upon the generosity of their family and friends to survive. All donations will be processed through the Massachusetts 501c(3) nonprofit NOT-ME! Inc (FID# 20-5305400). 

The typical person with spinal cord injury in Nigeria barely survives since is almost impossible to be hired for a job. There are no government disability payments or programs available either.

Medical Supplies

  • Catheters
  • Urinary supplies
  • Disposable pads/gloves
  • Antiseptics/sterilizers
  • Bandages/wraps
  • Adult diapers

Durable Equipment

  • Wheelchairs
  • Seat Cushions
  • Wheels/Tires/Tubes
  • Casters
  • Repairs/Maintenance
  • Tools


  • Antibiotics
  • Pain relief
  • Bowel management
  • Spasm management
  • Bladder medications

Everyday Needs

  • Food
  • Water
  • Clothing
  • Pots & Pans
  • Bedding

Basic Needs

  • Accessible housing
  • Accessible transportation
  •  Communication
  • Utilities


  • From pressure sores
  • From infections
  • From acute injuries
  • From chronic diseases


In Nigeria, most goods such as medical equipment such as wheelchairs are purchased at markets.  Medical supplies are purchased from pharmacies and due to lack of cost from  $150-$200 per month at prices that many times exceed the cost in the United States due to lack of availability and competitive pricing.

Donate the Value an Item to be Locally Delivered.

Many items can be bought locally and delivered directly to the person in need. Please select the type of donation you would like to provide.
  • Purchase and deliver a mattress
    Purchase and deliver a mattress $250

    A decent quality mattress is very important since it help prevents pressure sores which are so common in Nigeria. It should be strong enough to not sag over time.

  • Purchase and deliver a wheelchair
    Purchase and deliver a wheelchair $200

    These wheelchairs are purchased in Nigeria at various markets. It is very expensive to ship wheelchairs to Nigeria. Therefore, it makes sense to buy them there.

  • Cushion with a Leather Cover
    Cushion with a Leather Cover $80

    Foam cushions can be purchased at various markets, but they require a custom sown leather cover for protection.