Marie Michael Library


Mama Wahunzi


57 min.

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In Kenya and Uganda, there is a staggering demand for more than 200,000 wheelchairs annually, and of the 250 produced only one percent go to women. This uplifting film by Lawan Jirasuradej follows three disabled East African women who were trained with an American organization and learned to build wheelchairs for themselves and their community. Their inspiring stories of courage and hard work reveal how they combated stereotypes of disability, gender and poverty, and became self-sustaining entrepreneurs by providing a local solution to an international development problem.

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