Daniela Retamales Gómez

  • Founder and CEO, Fundación Prótesis 3D
  • Chile

In Chile, 90 percent of individuals who require prosthetics—which are not covered by health systems—are unable to afford them. To help meet their needs, Daniela founded Fundación Prótesis 3D, which provides free prosthetics to children and adults with upper extremity disabilities. Youth in detention contribute to the process of printing the 3D prostheses and gain valuable job-related skills. Fundación Prótesis 3D is now operating in five municipalities, working in collaboration with local authorities to ensure recipients of the 3D devices benefit from rehabilitation services. Funding for its work comes from companies, which receive a tax benefit, and public sector institutions seeking to integrate individuals with disabilities into the labor market. Daniela’s mission is to create a positive impact in her society and around the world, her passion is to empower people.