Zimbabwe

‘Disability is not inability’

Onias Mawire

Nyasha Kada, H-Metro Reporter

They say disability is not inability.

This is the case with one Onias “Murimi wanhasi” Mawire who lost his right leg in 2017.

Today he is earning a living from urban farming.

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Speaking to H-Metro, Mawire said:

“I had been practising farming but not seriously before my leg was amputated but I was inspired to start again during the beginning of Covid-19.

 

“A friend of mine helped me helped me to start.

 

“I practise organic farming because I like healthy food.

 

“I do not use any fertilisers.

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“At the moment I am producing water melons and selling around 30 a day.

 

He added:

 

“My message to other disabled people is ‘disability is not inability’.

 

“There are so many things to do and I should look for what they are good at and go for it.

 

“It can be done, I am testimony.

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“I started with my own resources, there is no need to wait for funding or sponsorship just because one is disabled.”

HMETRO