Blind farmers see a better future

Geoffrey Onditi  - WRENmedia

Geoffrey Onditi
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'Disability is not inability', says Alex Ekirappa, chairman of the Kenya Union of the Blind in the western district of Teso. His organisation is now supporting groups of blind farmers who want an alternative to a life of begging. Working together, and with support from the government ministries for agriculture and youth, the groups have created successful farming businesses growing vegetables such as tomatoes, and rearing livestock, including pigs and poultry. The story of how these blind people have overcome their disability is truly inspiring.

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October 2010

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