My name is Edward Kaviti from Kenya, am physically disabled. Having had disabilities from birth I had difficulties in mobility, and accessing basic needs & provision. I grew up seeing persons with disabilities being maltreated & being denied basic needs.
Personally am a person living with disabilities and I can attest to the fact that unlike the western world, Some parts of Africa still see us (PWDS) as cursed and a bad luck too. Most widows am dealing with do have
Our communities still believes in wife inheritance and this has also cause the rise of widows & widowers. These people too are also neglected & maltreated just like persons with disabilities.
Its from this scenarios that I decided to seek for help so as to bring back their hope back. To make them smile & realize their dreams too.
I'm raising funds to start a vocational training center for persons with disabilities (pwds), parents of persons with disabilities and widows in my community. And if possible would like to give each participant a wheel chair (pwds) and capital to start their own businesses.
I want to teach them beading, shoe making, tailoring, farming , basic computer skills too.
Currently am training over 86 participants with in partnership with well-wishers & friends. In my community here in western Kenya this group is always overlooked upon and that is why I have decided to speak for them. All the proceeds will go towards training, empowerment & advocacy too.
Wheelchairs will cost $ 85 each am target at least 20 pieces, each trainee requires transport, lunch and food to take back home. The Down syndrome cases I always ferry them for therapies at the local district hospital. Charges per sessions per person is $5.
The estimated cost is around $ 5000, Any donation of any kind will help us in giving back hope to these vulnerable yet precious people