CBM is helping disabled people in Nigeria to earn a living by providing education, training and support to set up their own businesses. When people with disabilities can build secure livelihoods, they can escape poverty, support their families and also challenge prejudice and stigma among the wider community.
With our partner, Elim Christian Vocational Training Centre in Igede, we:
- provide training in vocational skills, ranging from shoe and dress-making to IT;
- support people with disabilities to set up small businesses, including through small loans of money or equipment;
- help children with disabilities to access good quality education;
- provide crutches or wheelchairs, so that disabled people can be as mobile as possible.
This life-changing programme also helps people with disabilities to access medical treatment, such as eye surgery, orthopaedic surgery or physiotherapy, and to challenge prejudice and negative stereotypes.