My disability is not a barrier

Benedicta Vuche
Posted June 17, 2018 from Cameroon
Let's join our voices to say NO to any form of gender based violence because of poverty
My disability is not barrier
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Born in a family of five and the first child. I acquired disability at the age of 8years. Suffering from born Oestro, After 14th operations scraping my borns to make me work again using my legs. After the long suffering and  pains. I started doing craft work as from form 3 in the secondary school, Life was so hard. Our parents live apart. Being the first I needed money to buy my basic needsand the family. After I completed secondary school, I continued to do craft work like marking traditional dresses and hair dressing. I was also empowered in the women Empowerment center. I can now produced beats, table mats, flower jars, sandals etc out of papers. It is called paper recycling. From experience, handwork is very important in life.My goal is to open a work shop where women and the girl child, even boys will be empowered to faced the challenges in life. Especially for women with disabilities, to stop begging on the street. By this recycling we will produced beats, table mats, flowerjars etc sell and put food on the table for the family,send our children to school etc. By this we reduced unemployment, pollution through burning and thereby keeping the environment clean. Let's join our voices to say NO to any form of gender based violence because of poverty. World pulse thanks so much for being there for us

This story was submitted in response to #WealthofWomen.

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Mayokun Toye-Olukotun
Jun 17, 2018
Jun 17, 2018

You beat my imagination, I am proud of you sis, GOD bless you.

Jill Langhus
Jun 17, 2018
Jun 17, 2018

Hi Benedicta. Welcome to World Pulse:-) Thanks for sharing your inspiring story. I love your vision and mission.

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Ngala Nadege
Dec 12, 2018
Dec 12, 2018

So proud of you.Thanks for sharing

Beth Lacey
Dec 15, 2018
Dec 15, 2018

Thank you for being part of the World Pulse Community.

Veronica Ngum Ndi
Mar 02
Mar 02

Dear Sister
Our disability can never be a barrier to our vision and our mission to empower women and girls with disabilities.Yes I am all the way with you to join our voices to help other sisters with disabilities' voices to be heard too

Juliet Acom
Mar 05
Mar 05

Hello Benedicta,
You trully are an amazing entrepreneur, God bless the work of your hands. Thank you for reminding us that disability is not inability.


Mar 21
Mar 21

This is touching story, may God give you the strength to cop with any situation as it comes. Be strong.

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi

Hi Benedicta,
Your strength, determination and stamina inspire me. You have beaten all the odds and the sky is only the begining for you my sister. Continue to shine bright no matter what.
Thank you for sharing such an inspiration story.