German financial donations go in part to help the sick and handicapped persons that are treated in hospitals and other medical rehab-centers. Through operations and follow-up treatment, birth defects can be corrected, so that children learn to walk who previously had to be carried around.
There are many people among the Massai who have physical handicaps. These can often be corrected with a minimal expenditure. Angelika Wohlenberg contacts such children and adults. These persons are then brought to the rehab-center in Monduli, where they get proper medical treatment and learn, for example, how to get around in a wheel-chair or to walk on crutches. For orphans with a mental or physical handicap, a placement in a special orphanage in Arusha is procured.