A 37-year-old Glen View woman says living with a disability has never stopped her from fulfilling her dreams as she has created employment for herself.
Charity Deve said having a disability has never been a barrier to fulfilling the desires of her heart.
She was amputated seven years ago but has established a lucrative business of making flower vases.
In an interview at the Harare Agricultural show, she said her hand was amputated in 2016.
“I was involved in an accident when I was travelling to Botswana where I wanted to buy some goods for my business.
“During that time, I owned a traditional food court but, due to that incident, everything went south.
“My employees started stealing from me and I decided to stop the business.”
She said she received assistance from Deaf Zimbabwe Trust and USAID.
“I was taken for a training course where I learnt to make vases using towels and cement.
“I am now self-employed and I earn a living from the job.
“My family has never gone to bed hungry.
“Since I started the job, I have never failed to take care of my children.
“My husband passed away in 2012 and I have been able to take care of myself for all these years.”
She encouraged people with disabilities to make use of programmes and opportunities which come their way.