Blind and Low Vision Network is an organization for persons with disabilities and exists to empower persons with disabilities through programs that promote their participation in their self and societal development. The project is aimed at economically empowering 800 persons with disability through initiating income generating activities (poultry) which will help mitigate the adverse effects of poverty, reduce dependence on the society and enhance self reliability among persons with disability
Persons with disability have in a long time grappled in poverty with no source of income and though the government has put in place legislation, persons with disability have not been able to secure employment despite having the knowledge in various fields. Due to the high level of poverty among them, they are deemed as societal pity as they have to depend on family and well-wishers, its due to this fact that it is important to ensure their economic well-being through initiating poultry
The project aims at enhancing livelihood for people with disability and economically empowering them. Poultry farming will provide source of income, food security and good manure for their farms. Its through poultry farming that persons with disability will minimize poverty and have enhanced self-sustainability and self -reliability. The project will Impact not only the persons with disability but also the community through Reduced dependence on the society by persons with disability.
The project targets 800 persons with disability to be trained on poultry farming.This will reduce poverty among persons with disability and enhance economic well being of the society by extension. They will be able to meet their daily needs thus reducing them being viewed as a burden to the society. This will also improve their social standing in the society. The poultry farming will continue to be operational and be a constant source of income and expand into larger enterprises.