Ripple Effect

Disability inclusion

Doreen, a farmer standing outside her house, Uganda

Doreen Angom, 45, probably contracted polio as a child:

“When I woke up one morning I couldn’t walk.”

“I didn’t go to school alongside my brothers. My parents had the money to pay the fees, but my father said, ‘with her disability, what could she do?’”

She was married at 16 but her husband was abusive so she left him. She now feeds a family of five with training from Ripple Effect.

Henry from Kenya

Henry, 65, says:

“I call myself stupid because I didn’t have the knowledge of doing things that can help me. I couldn’t produce anything due to my physical impairment.

“Now by applying the skills and training I’m able to depend on myself. I have a banana farm, poultry, and other animals. I can grow vegetables even in dry season.”

Mainstreaming disability across our programmes

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