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Meet Irambona, a vision impaired youngster who sells Me2U services despite his disability

Irambona David is a young man from Kagano Sector, Nyamasheke District who is visually impaired but it does not prevent him from providing airtime and mobile money services.

He started such business in 2017, instead of begging like some other people with disability do and now he works at the gates of Nyamasheke Health Center.

Identifying money seems difficult to him as it requires him to touch to understand the weight of the notes or coins.

“I have become accustomed to notes by their weight and size. Some people are amazed when they realize the services I provide as someone with a disability”, Irambona said.

Even if he doesn’t make a lot of money, Irambona can handle daily basic needs.

“In this job things change; you get more or less money, depending on the day.  It has helped me to not go begging as some colleagues with disabilities do. I managed to get treated the abdominal and back pain where I spent more than Rwf1 million. Furthermore, I can rent a farm, cultivate it and make a profit.” he said.

Among the challenges he faces are the fact that some people want to steal him; he was robbed of Rwf280,000 last year.

 

 

 

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