More than 2,000 people with disabilities and their families in the central province of Quang Tri have profited from a German-funded rehabilitation project over the past 13 years.

The figure was announced at a meeting to review the implementation of the community-based project (from January 2001 to December 2013) on December 16 and 17.

Financed by the German Caritas Association, it has taught physical therapy to local medical staff and families of disabled people in Cam Lo and Gio Linh districts and Dong Ha city.

So far, 55 training courses have been offered with the participation of 3,568 people.

The project has also loaned over 3.6 billion VND (171,400 USD) to 1,087 households with disabled people to improve their livelihoods.

At the meeting, participants shared their opinions on how to enhance the project’s effectiveness and sustainability, such as raising the credit fund and loan term, increasing training and the number of local volunteers, and promoting residents’ involvement in helping people with disabilities.-VNA