About us

Penta is dedicated to addressing the issue of limb disability by sourcing and repurposing used prosthesis in the United States and directly re-customizing these prosthesis to low income people with disability in Vietnam.

Unlike any service currently on the market, we cover the cost of donors’ shipping, provide a digital interface for donors with updates on the status of their used prosthesis, and ensure the quality of the devices as well as the fitting procedure

 

The need

There are more than 4 million amputees in Vietnam who are in need of a prosthesis. One of the main causes is the Vietnam war and the number of amputees in Vietnam is increasing day by day.

Many of the country’s amputees cannot afford light-weight, customized prosthesis, so they often go without them, thereby suffering needlessly.

 

How we work

We are a non-profit that provides a transparent and easy to donate model to collect used prosthetics in the United States, ensuring quality and working directly with the largest orthopaedic hospital in Ho Chi Minh City to repurpose the parts for disabled patients. We have already fitted dozens of people with prosthetics, and with your help, we can change many more lives.

IMPACT 

Dedicated to change.

Penta’s mission is impact-driven and our team closely monitors the real impact of our work. Here are a few metrics we’ve collected:

Impact stories

We take pride in our transparent operations and our direct relationship with amputees in Vietnam. Our team is constantly inspired by the strength and positivity of every individual. We hope these stories inspire you as well.

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Nguyen van Ha

Ha lost his leg in the war after he stepped on a landmine. After the war, he came back and worked as a trash collector to support his 4 kids. With his new leg, he is currently working in a pagoda. 

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Nguyen Huu Thanh

Thanh got into a motorbike accident on his way back home and lost his leg at 13. He had to stop going to school. After he got fitted with a prosthetic leg, he was able to go back to school and work part-time to help support his family. 

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Thuan

Thuan lost his leg in an accident. He currently lives with his mother and siblings in rural Vietnam and travelled 8 hours to see if we could help him. With his new leg, he is able to return to school.