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Hari's story

'I am independent and can take care of myself'

“As a child I longed to play with friends. But nobody wanted me on their team…or to even meet me. I was scared of going out alone. I felt very lonely because I spent most of my time alone in my room. Owing to low vision, I was totally dependent on my mother and brother for everything.

After being taught daily living skills, I was supported to open a shop

“One day a community worker called Runu Dei came visiting our village to find out if there were any blind people. She talked to me for a long time, and because she was from a neighbouring village, we could talk in my native language. She taught me a few skills like counting money. I was so happy and impressed that I told her I wanted to learn from her. Now she has become a good friend and supports me in many ways through the Ganjam District Rehabilitation Project.

“After being taught daily living skills, I was supported to open a shop. Now despite suffering from low vision, I can take care of myself. I earn my living and can manage my shop without anybody’s help.”

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