Impact Dashboard


To keep Participant on track, we rigorously collect data, evaluate, and learn - over and over. What gets measured gets done.

1. Participation rate increase - after our users receive products

2. Participants - number of people served

3. Devices - number of devices developed  

4. Acceptance rate - % of users still using products after 6 months

5. Countries - number of countries where products are provided

6. Satisfaction - score of user’s satisfaction with our products


No results yet! We’re just getting started. Stay tuned and watch these zeros grow when we launch Product1 in 2019.


How Do We Know?


Consumers often only reach out to makers when something is broken. And, in low-income countries huge distances, language, and cultural barriers make data gathering very difficult. 

Advances in artificial intelligence, chatbots, and web apps make gathering this data possible. We will use Facebook chatbots to keep in touch with Participants and keep the team lean. Increasingly, even in remote locations, people use smartphones. This approach was learned from UCP Wheels while Keoke, co-founder, was working on the Wheelchair User’s Voice project funded by

In 2018, our impacts are zero. But, we know where we want to go. And, we will know when we get there.

* Stats shown are before Product1 launch - we are just getting started



Devices Developed


Countries Served



Acceptance Rate

Stories That Motivate Us


Pak Kodra

Pak Kodra is a farmer in Bali with an undaunted spirit. For almost a decade he used a really basic wheelchair and then transitioned to a RoughRider made by Whirlwind Wheelchair. His story is produced by UCP Wheels for Humanity. Monthly, Pak Kodra sends a text message in reporting on his participation - which looks terrific all things considered. According to the World Health Organization, in low income countries spinal cord injury survival rates are very low, injury rates are increasing due to road accidents, survivors are 5 times more likely to die early, and unemployment is upwards of 60%. Watch to see the difference that comes from having the right assistive product.

Why Focus On Disability?  


Sri Lestari’s story demonstrates a core concept that underpins Participant. Freedom of worship, liberty, and the rights to work and education are basic human rights. To benefit from whichever of these rights is available in our society, we must move our bodies to them - the school, voting place, or work place. Tools for mobility and other assistive products are, by extension, also human rights.

People with disabilities are the largest minority group. And, because of aging and the increase in auto accidents, this group is expanding and is estimated by WHO to be 1 billion people in 2030. As social entrepreneurs, we see this grossly underserved community as a great opportunity to apply market based solutions for large scale social impacts. Assistive products provide a bridge to participation resulting in a tangible and transformational change by addressing basic needs and empowering people to access the education, work, and social life nearby.

Sri works in Indonesia with