Motivation marks International Day of Persons with Disabilities


In celebration and recognition of the International Day of Peoples with Disabilities (IDPD) Motivation – a charity that works to improve the quality of life and inclusion of disabled people in developing countries – has launched a brand new appeal to help unlock the potential of disabled people, giving them a fair chance to work their way out of poverty.

Ready, Willing and Able aims to raise at least £165,000 to support over 250 wheelchair users in Kenya, helping them to regain their independence and self-esteem by getting them back into work so they can provide for themselves and their families. People like Francis:

“My life was very difficult,” said Francis, a trained carpenter from Kenya who sustained a serious spinal cord injury after falling from a client’s roof. “I could not leave my home, I stopped working and my self-esteem was low. I hated people because I was feeling helpless; I depended on my wife who later deserted me, because I had become a burden to her. My life was a struggle.”