Alappuzha: A wheelchair need not be a limiting factor, it can offer wings to those who can’t walk. That is what the wheelchair users' association in Alappuzha is proving.
Their four-wheelers will now be seen along with bikes that rush to make deliveries of groceries and other items ordered online. The only difference is the association members will distribute products they themselves make.
About 200 people, including those who are bed-ridden and paralysed below the waist, are involved in the project. They deliver vegetables and meat that are ready to cook. They also distribute curry powder, grow bags, paper pens filled with seeds, umbrellas, clothing, masks, sanitizers and gloves that are made at homes or in groups.
The marketing is done through the Alleppey District Wheelchair Users Welfare Cooperative Society (AWCOS). Patron Dr G Balachandran said the products are being marketed under the 'Awcos' brand.
Society president Jafar Raja and secretary Ajit Kripalayam said at least one product is being made at each member's home.