21. Hannah

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Some of my success is that during my school time, there was a time when some United Nations personnel to do a drawing competition. It was there that I took part in the competition, and I was successful, and I was awarded a certificate. I’m very good at artwork.

I had a convulsion, and as a result, I had my arm and my leg affected. That is how my story started.

Some of my success is that during my school time, there was a time when some United Nations personnel to do a drawing competition. It was there that I took part in the competition, and I was successful, and I was awarded a certificate. I’m very good at artwork.

I dreamed of continuing to high school, but at that time, I became pregnant, and I couldn’t write my final exams.

The man came to marry me, but all of a sudden, his mother started misbehaving toward me.

She didn’t want her son to marry me.

My parents met them and talked to them, and they brought the matter to court, but the child died. He was suffering from a stomach tumor. His family said that since I was disabled, I had caused the disability in the child. I was nineteen years.

I have suffered in the hands of men. My first man rejected me, and my second man is not really taking care of the kids. These are the challenges I’ve been through as a woman. They come and want to give birth through me, but they don’t like marrying me. Because of the age of my mother and father, this is the time I should have been working to support them. One of my challenges is that I can’t really do much to help them.

Because my educational level is very low – I didn’t even finish JSS and didn’t get a certificate – due to my predicament, people don’t really care about me. I started with trading. But as a person with a disability, hawking around is very difficult. Movement is very difficult, so I fall.

What is your dream and hope for your children and your life?

I want a better life for my children I terms of education. If I’m able to get some capital to start something better, I can better myself and help my children’s upkeep and education.

What is your happiest moment?

When I had my first child

Why do you think people have prejudices against people with disabilities?

Society feels persons with disability are worthless, so they don’t want us for anything.

How can we make life better for women with disabilities?

Women should be able to be empowered academically and financially.


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