“I ride a tricycle. When I seek help, people either ignore it or make nasty comments. It is a painful experience. I once had to hire head load workers to carry me down from an auto rickshaw while visiting a government hospital. Even the pension for the disabled is not given on time.”
These are the words of Aji, a differently-abled person who makes a living by making handicrafts from recycled materials and working as a cobbler. Aji was one of the ten people on wheelchairs who had put up their products for sale at the Saphalyam Complex, Trivandrum on July 7, 8, 9. The program was inaugurated by G. Shankar, Director of Habitat Group. Read the report in The New Indian Express.
Ninsy Mariam Mondly, an artist on a wheelchair, enthralled visitors with her paintings. Preetha, who makes beautiful jewellery, Sindhu, who creates paper bags and lotions, Ambika who makes pillow covers, table clothes and towels, and Mohanan who makes knives, were some of the others whose products were on sale at the event.
We thank TRIDA executives and Pallium India’s staff, volunteers and well-wishers for making this program a huge success.
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