In Uganda AAR Japan is supporting landmine victims. Many of them have lost part of their body, such as their leg, in landmine accidents. Such persons with disabilities (PWDs) are facing problems earning money to live and AAR Japan tries to lessen these problems by supporting them while they receive limb prosthesis fitting, and by promoting income generating activities (IGA).
In this report, we would like to introduce Eunice, who has lost her leg due to landmine but survived. First AAR Japan provided her with a start-up package to begin a restaurant business. The package consisted of initial capital, food, and utensils. Today, her restaurant is a favorite eating joint for surrounding schools and casual labourers in the community. From her savings, her 19 year old daughter started a second line of business – a retail merchandise shop, next to the restaurant. She has also sent her younger sister to a vocational training institute to study a tailoring course and has bought for her a sewing machine. Eunice has lost her leg, but not her spirit to succeed. Though she has never been to school herself, Eunice speaks with passion about educating her siblings and giving them a decent life.
AAR Japan believes that people, with or without disabilities, have capacity to bring themselves up. Those who received our IGA support so far demonstrated so much passion, dedication, and effort to lead their business to success and earn more income to help their family members and relatives. AAR Japan will do it’s best to keep helping people in Uganda, and we really appreciate all your help and donations through GlobalGiving.
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