Location: Santo Domingo, Ecuador
Partner: Artizan International
There are more than 2.5 million people with disabilities in Ecuador, and more often than not, they are stigmatised, underestimated and living in poverty. Opportunities for education and vocational training are few, so finding dignified work is hard. Supporting a family is virtually impossible. But disability does not mean inability. This community is full of resilience, ingenuity and drive and with the right support, people with disabilities can thrive.Donate
People look at us, see our disability and write us off. We’re among the most vulnerable and least supported people in society – and often we’re desperately poor.
But we have determination, grit and remarkable potential. With the same opportunities as anyone else – education, training and work – we can support our families and lift ourselves out of poverty.
We just need someone to invest in us and release the possibilities. Someone to give us a chance. That’s all; we can do the rest.
Your monthly gifts will take a disabled person through a life-changing process of training and support, over a period of three years:
For a person with disabilities, you can:
Your gift will provide:
All of your gift will be project-focused, with none of it going towards admin or fundraising.
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