In poorer countries, more than 80% of people with disabilities are unemployed and struggling to survive. A training scheme is helping break down barriers

At 21, Mateus Mbazo from Sofala province in Mozambique faced a stark choice: starve or steal. Recently orphaned, with disabilities on his right side affecting his arm and leg, Mbazo had to feed himself and his two younger brothers. He had missed out on schooling, and getting a job to earn even a meagre sum was a difficult task so a life as a petty thief seemed the only option.

At his church that he heard about an initiative that would change his life: a programme offering training for people with disabilities.

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