We can make it. Stories of disabled women in developing countries

Presents stories of 25 disabled women from 15 developing countries.

The will to succeed is a powerful economic force. In this inspiring book 25 disabled women from Asia, Africa and Latin America tell how they defied the odds to become educators, lawyers, farmers and shopkeepers. Their success is measured not only in monetary terms but in the number of obstacles they have overcome. The women speak candidly and eloquently about discrimination, motivating influences, the quest for education and employment, and the desire to be wives and mothers. They also offer pragmatic advice for policymakers so that more disabled women can achieve their potential and contribute to society.