Many crippled children in developing countries can’t get to school because their families cannot afford wheelchairs. Israeli plastics-industry executives Pablo Kaplan and Chava Rotshtein took on this problem as a humanitarian mission.

Cap: Israeli Wheelchairs of Hope donated in South Africa. Photo: courtesy

In February, their colorful, lightweight, inexpensive, low-maintenance Wheelchairs of Hope, sized specifically for kids, were donated in South Africa. Additional chairs have been distributed through Israeli government agencies and various partner organizations to needy disabled children in Vietnam, Peru, Tajikistan, Argentina and Guatemala.