In the year 2002, the Rotary club of Almaty held a project of distribution of 240 wheelchairs among the invalids of Almaty city and other cities and towns of Kazakhstan. This project was successful and had a positive reflection in the society. In this project, there were the following participants of this project involved Tucson-Almaty Sister Cities Committee, Rotary Club of Almaty, and Counterpart International.
The responsibilities of the parties were distributed as follows:
Tucson-Almaty Sister Cities Committee coordinated the project at an international level (which included organization of funding of 240 wheelchairs and delivery them to Kazakhstan)
The Rotary Club of Almaty coordinated the project on the territory of Kazakhstan and organized organize the distribution of wheelchairs with all financial expenses.
Counterpart International arranged and paid for the shipping of the container of wheelchairs to Almaty.
Philip Morris Kazakhstan paid for delivery wheelchairs to the people in Kazakhstan