|Greetings and Happy Friday!
Most of us take having a job for granted. Many people with disabilities in the developing world never get the opportunity to work and earn a living due to their limited mobility. This week, I would like to tell you the story of a young man in Uganda who struggled all of his life, but still holds on to his dreams.
Yusuf is 17 years old and was only able to attend primary school for a few years because of his limited mobility. Even with his limitations, he found ways to help around the house so he wouldn’t be a burden on his family. He would crawl out to the main road near their home and sell vegetables that his parents grew and in the evenings he helped his father and brother make clothing they could sell.
Yusuf’s life changed dramatically when he received his FWM wheelchair. He has been able to gain employment outside of the home that pays him much more, allowing him to buy the family a nicer home. With his newfound independence, he hopes to start his own business selling old fish nets and believes that the vegetable business will continue to grow.
Yusuf was determined to work, despite his struggles. But, with his wheelchair and the freedom of mobility, his employment opportunities grew exponentially. Thank you for your support of our mission and for helping recipients, like Yusuf, build better lives.
Transformations like these are happening every day because of your generosity. Thank you for helping our recipients live fuller lives with the gift of mobility.