800 million people are living in extreme poverty.
Disabled people are disproportionately represented among the poorest members of society. Disabled people face huge social and physical barriers which prevent them from earning a living. As well as being a great injustice, this represents a huge pool of unrealised human potential.
Denying disabled people work opportunities leaves us always in an inequitable world.
The barriers blocking disabled people from work opportunities must be dismantled.
Empowering disability activists
We partner with organisations of disability activists to help disabled people access the tools, skills and resources they need to earn a living, such as micro-loans, skills training and business start-up money.
Dick, Disability Activist, Uganda.
“We speak to employers to make sure they have a positive attitude to disability. Sometimes they won’t see the capability or knowledge someone has. They think disabled people are difficult and expensive to have as employees. So, they are not given equal opportunity to compete at the interview”
Let's build movements together.
Millions of disabled people in Africa and Asia are still condemned to a life of poverty and exclusion. Right now, organisations of disability activists are working to fight discrimination and ensure every disabled person gets a fighting chance at living their best life. They urgently need your support.