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Motivation LLC was established in 2001 and is a provider of personalized mobility equipment and urinary incontinence devices. Since 2007, the social enterprise is authorized by the Romanian Automotive Register to install driving adaptations for persons with mobility disabilities. Since 2016  Motivation LLC also provides certified training courses for specialists in the disability field. The revenues generated by Motivation LLC support the programs developed by Motivation Romania Foundation.

Other social businesses tested by Motivation include:

  • Motivation Medical Recovery Clinic (2001 – 2017) provided specialized medical treatment in physiotherapy, electrotherapy, nutrition and ambulatory thermotherapy for clients from Bucharest and Ilfov.
  • Supporting the development of social enterprises at partner associations in Brașov, Buzău, Cluj, Ilfov, Neamț, Prahova, Sibiu, Timișoara counties (2014 – 2017). These businesses provided mobility services to persons with ambulatory difficulties, repairs and adaptations of bicycles and mobility equipment, and product and service intermediation for companies. The incomes generated by the social enterprises were invested in social services for persons with disabilities. Read more about this project here.

Ongoing projects

Motivation LLC is the only supplier in the country to deliver personalized wheelchairs, promoting the correct adaptation and distribution of mobility equipment, including adapted equipment for people with Cerebral Bone Disease (BMI). Motivation contracts all County Health Insurance Houses for the purchase of wheelchairs, so that people with mobility disabilities can benefit from Motivation adapted equipment paid by these institutions.
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Within the Abilities matter also economically project, eight social economy structures (SES) have been set up to provide adapted transportation services for people with reduced mobility, product and intermediation service for companies, wheelchair repairs and adaptations.
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Ended projects

The Abilities matter also economically project aims to establish 8 new social economy structures (SES) that will provide services for people with disabilities, currently non-existent or provided at low quality standards.
The project is implemented by the Motivation Romania Foundation in partnership with Shaw Trust in the UK and Sporting Club Wheel of Change Association, Foundation for Children Saint Sava in Buzau, Association Supernova Sport Club Neamt, Ilfov County Motivation Association for Sports for People with Disabilities,  Association Sports Club Astrale Wheels.
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From August 2012 to August 2014, Motivation Romania Foundation was a partner in the “Experience and Enjoy with All Senses” creative gastronomy project, implemented with the financial support of the Grundtvig sectoral program, through the Lifelong Learning Program, – learning partnerships. Within the project, the participants learned to cook according to regional recipes specific to the host country, exchanged ideas and experiences related to the involvement of people with disabilities in catering, restaurant or gastronomic activities.
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The project aimed to promotie social economy structures as flexible and sustainable tools for economic development and job creation at national level for people at risk of social exclusion.
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