Visually Impaired Feel Sidelined in Social Protection Programs
In a bid to help economically sustain lives of people with visual impairment, the Malawi Union of the Blind plans to provide livestock in Karonga for a pass-on program that should benefit over a hundred visually impaired people.
Malawi Union of the Blind Project Officer, Violet Baleti, says the idea comes from observing that people with virtual impairment are not incorporated in social protection programs which makes them continue living in abject poverty.
This came out in Karonga during a capacity building training on self-esteem and livestock management.
“What we are going to do now is secure livestock that will be given to these people and as the animals breed, they will be passed to the members.
“We believe this way the members will be helped to be independent economically,” says Baleti.