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Vision

Agape Mobility Ethiopia believes everyone who needs a wheelchair in Ethiopia should have.

Mission

To promote the joy of giving and provide mobility solutions to children, teens, and adults with disabilities in Ethiopia so that they can be empowered to live fulfilling purposeful lives. Agape Mobility Ethiopia believes no children should be crawling on the floor. We want to offer a transformation that opens doors to education, employment opportunities and community that these individuals only dreamed of before receiving the gift of mobility.

 

Values

  • We honor God in all we do
  • We pursue excellence in all our work
  • We commit to transparency in our relationship, operations, and finances

SABA'S STORY

Saba was shocked to see large numbers of poor and disabled people who were begging outside the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and in city-centers in the nation’s capital. Saba knew that these people faced a cruel stigma, and were often considered cursed, as though their disabilities were a form of punishment.

Saba has been working with charitable and medical organizations from across the world since 2011, to provide specialized wheelchairs to those in Ethiopia who needed them. Their focus is primarily on rural areas, which are often overlooked in favor of bigger cities.

Agape Mobility Ethiopia provides a variety of free wheelchairs to children, teens and adults. These wheelchairs come in a range of styles to suit individual needs, from rehab to active, to recliner, to standard functionality. Chairs are often donated and can be re-built by volunteer therapists and technicians to fit the individual needs of patients. Saba serves as the point person and coordinator for the delivery and adjustment of the chairs to fit various patient’s needs.

By 2030, Saba hopes to be able to have distributed 100,000 wheelchairs to those in Ethiopia who need them. Her prayer is that eventually, enough funding and support can be raised to build a factory in Ethiopia that will make these medical-grade chairs – both providing mobility for the disabled community, as well as jobs for those looking for work.

Saba divides her time between Ethiopia, where she runs three privately-run K-8 schools, and Indiana, where she lives with her husband Dean and their four children, who are all attending college. 

OUR HISTORY

No more crawling on the floor!

Agape Mobility Ethiopia founded by Saba T. Marcos in 2019. We have collaborated with nonprofit organizations working with charitable and medical organizations from across the world since 2011.  We provide specialized wheelchairs to those in Ethiopia who need them. Our focus is primarily on rural areas, which are often overlooked in favor of bigger cities. Agape Mobility Ethiopia provides a variety of free wheelchairs to children, teens and adults. These wheelchairs come in a range of styles to suit individual needs, from rehab to active, to recliner, to standard functionality. Wheelchairs are often donated and can be re-built by volunteer therapists and technicians to fit the individual needs of patients.

The Agape Mobility Ethiopia is a nonprofit organization with goal to provide wheelchairs to those who need improved mobility in Ethiopia. Agape mobility Ethiopia 501(c)(3) charitable foundation and the Federal Tax ID is 84-2700522.

Today we work in many areas of Ethiopia:  Amhara Region (Gonder, Bhardir, Debre Berhan), Southern Region (Wolyta, Hosanna, Guragr, Awassa), Afar, Gambella, Harari, Oromia, Somali, Addis Abeba,  and Dire Dawn.