Supporting small businesses of landmine and UXO victimsMs. Amina CHADIRU (age 35) stepped on a landmine and lost her left leg when she went to collect edible termites in July, 1997. After the accident, she was unable to have a stable job and did not have enough income to support herself. However, since she has started selling secondhand clothes with the support from AAR and ULSA , her income has increased. “My store has become well known in this area and now, I am able to send my six kids to school”, she said with delight.
|Ms. CHADIRU lost her left leg in a landmine accident. A bicycle and old clothes were provided to her to start a business (May 13th, 2014).|
The life of Mr. Amigo KASSIM (age 45) who lost his right hand as a child has also changed significantly with ULSA and AAR’s support. Mr. KASSIM received support to start a general store, and his business has caught on. He is now able to send his children to school. He is also able to contribute some money on ceremonial occasions, and people no longer treat him as an outcast in the community.
ULSA will cooperate with AAR to continuously assist landmine victims trying to become self-reliant by starting a business.
|Mr. KASSIM can now afford enough food with the income from his general store, and his family has become healthier (May 13th, 2014).|