Thun's story

Thun is an athlete and speaker, and defied expectations about her future after she became disabled at 14. Her advice is simple: limitation is just something we create ourselves.

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Ploy's story

Ploy is blind, but able to live independently – so why won’t banks let her manage her own money?

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Rebecca’s Story

Rebecca Nyirenda lives in Zambia where she loves going to school. However, a lack of appropriate transport means she can only go three times a week. 

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Czarinah’s Story

Czarinah Mercado lives in the Philippines. She dreams of a stable job and to one day have her own business and her own family, but potential employers see her disability as a disadvantage. 

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June's Story

June sent out dozens of applications after graduating, but nowhere would hire her because she is hard of hearing, even if she was qualified – so she’s fighting for more economic opportunities.

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Mind's story

Mind acquired a disability after a car crash, and set out to educate her friends about disability

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Kristelle’s Story

Getting into employment in the Philippines was not an easy feat for Kristelle Gonzales. 

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Maggie’s Story

Margaret Kangai has been raising her little girl in Kenya and feels proud of the job she’s done so far. However, during her pregnancy she had to overcome stigma from people in the community, as well as her own doctors, who thought someone with her disability couldn’t have sexual relations, let alone raise a child. 

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Khim’s Story

Khim points out that social distancing and Covid-19 restriction pose their own challenges for blind people – especially when touch is vital to independence.

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JJ's story

JJ was unemployed for a year before finding an employer that accepted his autism - but points out that the same inclusive practices that help him will help other employees everywhere

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Regina and George’s Story

Regina Mwangi goes to one of the best universities in East and Central Africa, yet poor wheelchair access and a lack of appropriate facilities pose a threat to her education.

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Peter and Mirriam's story

Peter Bwale lives in Zambia where he enjoys a loving and happy relationship with Mirriam Moyo. But myths and misconceptions in Zambia mean people with disabilities experience negative attitudes in health centres when it comes to sex and relationships.

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