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Disability Grants For Deaf Musa To Start Local Business And Lift Family From Poverty

by Musa Nteere
(Nanyuki, Rift Valley, Kenya)

I am Musa Nteere, male, 42 years old. I live in Nanyuki in Laikipia County in Kenya.

Musa Nteere And Daughter Rosemary Makena
Musa Nteere And Daughter Rosemary Makena

I am divorced but I take care my two children. My daughter Rosemary Makena is 17 years old now. She is in form three at Sweetwater Secondary School.

My son, Mike Mugambi, is 15 years old, and in class 7 at Katheri Primary School but he disappeared last year (November 2015) after school closed because of my divorce and ex-wife who married someone else.

I lost my job in 2009. My heart was very painful and stressful but I'm thankful that God took good care me.

Disability Issues

At two years old, I was very sick due to mumps. This resulted in a hearing impairment and total deafness in both ears.

I went to a school for the deaf for both primary and secondary cycles for 14 years. I communicated through Kenya Sign Language even I knew American Sign Language too, but not very well.

Financial Hardship

When I lost my job in 2009, my life became hard and challenging financially. I could no longer afford to pay school fees for my children, buy food or own my own home.

The principal sacked my daughter over school fees I was unable to pay. I thank God for the opportunity to get someone to pay half my daughter's school fees, so that I only had the other half to pay.

Sometimes my parents have to help my daughter with things like oil, toilet paper, soap, etc. We stay at my parent's home. It is not comfortable with them, as our culture frowns on this and it is shameful.

Income Efforts

I have applied for work in private industry and government in response to advertisement through newspapers, posters, websites and so on, but so far no one has responded to me.

I'm concerned that I have no diploma, so I want to enroll college for my diploma in Computer training and ICT and then get a degree later.

Specific Needs

I would like a school grant and a grant for business so that I can further my education and get business management experience.

I really appreciate any help to make my life enjoyable for my family and me, without poverty weighing us down.

Business Idea

I would like to start a business as a computer services, photocopy, stationery, and m-pesa agent in Nanyuki. It would be in a good environment, secure, near markets, Matatu Stage Station, taxis, boda boda (motorcycle), institutions, colleges, universities, shops and schools.

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Jul 20, 2016
The Workbook is key
by: Don from Ability Mission

Hi Musa,

Have you started using the Workbook? That is the key.

Don Coggan

Jul 20, 2016
How to get support
by: Musa

My story is on Ability Mission. I expect someone to support me but no one has, so I feel disappointed. I do not know why? Kindly requesting you assist me for business grants. God bless you.

Feb 02, 2016
Next step... the Workbook
by: Don from Ability Mission

Hey Musa,

Congratulations of getting your story published! You now have access to the Workbook, which shows you how to use your story to get the help you need.

Best regards,
Don Coggan

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