Le Cheile Africa, Mary and Derry – Disability Project Empower
Mary Kigo and Derry Desmond are the founders of Disability Project Empower, located in Kenya. They are also the founders of Le Cheile Africa, which aims to assist people with disabilities (PWD) in the creation and execution of their own unique products by providing entrepreneurship skills that offer them economic stability. The goal is to teach them new skills with the hope of removing barriers and to offer people with disabilities a sense of hope, optimism, and self-efficacy.
The program focuses on setting goals and working towards sustainable independence. People with disabilities are less likely to escape poverty as their chances to earn a living are limited by stigma, discrimination, and lack of access to resources. To break this cycle, it’s critical for people with disabilities to be empowered and become financially independent. The Pollination Project funds will be used for training and operation costs.