Annes Paulos is 32 and married with three children. She lives in in central region of Malawi. Her underlying disability is congenital malformation of the leg. As you can see, for her whole life she has walked with bent knees in a squat position to compensate – causing her severe back pain.
She had never had a prosthesis until she was fitted by the 500 miles Centre in Lilongwe with an “extension prosthesis” which both supports her short leg and allows her to stand into a prosthesis with it. Annes says that she is happy now that she is able to walk with her knees and hips straight and to carry water and firewood on her head like the other women.