Ugandan teenager with physical disabilities refuses to beg and sells woven goods to help his family: ‘I work hard’

  • Sylvia Namissi, 18, uses her skills to make baskets and mats and sell them to generate income
  • The teenager from the village of Massange, Uganda, has never walked since she was born following an illness at the age of six months
  • However, the hard working girl would rather work for the money than go to the streets and beg for coins.

Disability is a different ability, and many people with physical disabilities have overcome obstacles to achieve great things.

Ugandan teenager Sylvia Namissi makes baskets and mats. Photos taken: Afrimax English.
Source: UGC

A young girl from the village of Massange, Uganda, has exceeded her physical conditions to make a name for herself.

Sylvia Namissi was born normal in a family of nine, but as she grew her head began to swell and her legs became deformed.

The encouraging message from Sylvia Namissi

She has never walked since birth, but that has never stopped her from pursuing her goals, as reported Afrimax English.

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“I can do a lot of things like weave mats and baskets and do it right. I’m not that lazy and I always feel like I’m going to do something despite being physically disabled.

Some people have written me off because of my disability, but I do what I do to prove them wrong. It’s not about competition, it’s about being self-sufficient, about showing the world that even when you’re physically challenged, you can still survive. I can’t go to the streets to beg and yet I reason like everyone else,” the 18-year-old said.

Namissi’s father speaks

Her father, Mugaba Tadeo, said none of his children were born physically disabled, not even Sylvia.

“My daughter was born normal. The disease started when she was six months old from her lungs, and every time you picked her up she could cry. It affected other parts of her body like her head, which started to We visited hospitals in the hope that she could be operated on, but the results showed that it was not that serious and there was nothing we could do about it,” the father said.

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With the woven products, Namissi can generate income and help the family with necessities.

Ghanaian lady crawling

In another story, a lady crawling with her behind begged for help in a heartbreaking video.

Deborah lived in a rented house with a caring septuagenarian who was struggling to provide for both of them.

In an interview, the 20-year-old revealed that her parents had died as she called on people to come to their aid.

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