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    Helping Amira move around with ease

    Day 331

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    Changemakers 365 is all about doing the doable. It’s about opening our eyes to the opportunities to make an impact in a person’s life with relatively few resources – and making change each and every day of the year.

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    Like Adam from yesterday, Aamira is also a person we heard about even before we arrived in Kalma.

    She has been through a lot, not the least (or greatest) of which was the loss of her leg. Kalma is a sprawling place. She gets around as well as she can on her crutches, but she can’t go far. And as a single mother of a toddler and returning to school to finish her education, Aamira has places to be.

    We wanted to help Aamira not have to rely on others to get where she needs to go, so we found her a special hand-pedal wheelchair. She may need to work on her arm strength a bit, but now she can navigate all around Kalma without a worry. “Thank you!” she said, “I’ll use this chair to get to school on my own.”

    Aamira is supporting herself and her young son. She’s been trying to run a small shop, but she’s too far from the market. We thought we could help there, too. We bought Aamira a little cabinet on wheels.

    She can fill it with her products, attach it to her wheelchair and head to the market to sell her wares. Or she can go directly to her customers and sell door-to-door.

    Aamira has lots of challenges. But she’s also determined to create a better future for herself and her child. We hope a little help from us will help her on her way.

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