Poverty is one of the world’s biggest disadvantages, and for those with disabilities, it is an even bigger issue. Our initiatives are aimed at creating income generating opportunities for individuals, to start small business, that are in synch with their capabilities and skills. Our goal is to reduce poverty along with planting in each person a confidence that helps them stand on their own feet. “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”
The initiatives under this program include:
- Self-Employment-helping to start small businesses such as book stores, copy centers, internet cafes, tea stalls, etc.
- Vocational Training -providing training in new vocational trades to enhance their chances of employment & retention or to start small businesses in trade areas
- New Beginning for Disabled Women-providing equipment, marketing, training and raw material to beneficiaries to make products and sell
Where Offered: Global, India; Cost: $1000 per part
He never gave up
Physically disabled Jamaluddin, lives in a small village in Anantapur District,currently earning $60 per month after an internet café was established by EquallyAble. Low cost refurbished PCs were used to set up his cafe. He says this business has provided a livelihood they had once imagined impossible.