Economic Inclusion

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In low-income countries, people with disabilities are often denied access to education, training opportunities, and loans, making it impossible for them to earn a living. This condemns people with disabilities and their families to a perpetuating cycle of poverty.

Handicap International promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities in decent, income-generating employment to break the cycle of poverty, contribute to the overall development of a country, and boost the dignity and independence of people with disabilities. The organization and its partners take a variety of approaches to helping people with disabilities earn a living.

Vocational training

Handicap International’s supports training programs that teach people with disabilities essential skills including technical skills (like sewing, cooking, and mechanical repair), business skills, and core life skills.

Micro-enterprises

The organization helps people with disabilities become entrepreneurs by providing training and startup funds or supplies. In coordination with local disabled people’s organizations, we also develop partnerships with microfinance institutions to promote financial services that are accessible.

Salaried employment

People with disabilities commonly encounter significant barriers, including discrimination and inaccessible workplaces, when trying to obtain waged employment. Handicap International works to overcome these challenges by partnering with local employers and job placement services and providing employees with disability support services.   

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  • commented 2016-12-26 17:27:27 -0500
    Hi Ladies and Gentlemen all over the world! I’m Sanogo Mamadou and I live in San-pédro, Côte d’Ivoire(Ivory Coast) from west Africa. I’m a handicap of my right side leg and I walk with a stick, I’m 33 years now and I have been to school so I speak English and French but the school ended when war broke out in my country in 2002. so everything was upset and down because at the same year of war my father got retired and I couldn’t go to school again because there were nobody else to help me pay school fees. so I began doing hair and I took five years learning that before I left the war area. when I came to governmental area I continued to do the same job and now I need to do my own barbing shop and work for myself but because of poverty and misery I’m through despite my handicap I really can’t do it. therefore it becomes a crazy problem and worried for me because nobody to help me so that becomes another problem for me. I need and I want to work… so therefore, please Ladies and Gentlemen give me donation so that I can support myself and have a place in this world for better life. PLEASE!!! for giving me donation you may contact this number: +225 46767175
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  • commented 2016-12-19 02:58:12 -0500
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  • commented 2015-12-01 17:36:09 -0500
    Hello,

    I have a concern, about my daughter. We live in America. My daughter wants to join the military. However; she has a disability. She has a slight paralyzation on her right side, so she has some fine motor skills issues, and she cant run as fast as everyone else, but she can do it. She would be great in a supporting role, such as in Administration. She actually wants to become a Veterinarian at some point down the line. My question is: if she goes to the military and is told (like we know they will) that she is not eligible because of her disability—will you or are you all equipped to represent her if we need representation to fight the decision?
    Sincerely,

    Deborah Cobb
  • commented 2015-07-13 10:46:00 -0400
    Thank you for being here for us all, the lord will bless you more than you will ever emagian. I thank you, for I too am disabled, I Wii donate to your cause when financially possible. I’m unable to at present. God bless , Thank you, LOWELL WEEKLEY