Productive Inclusion for Persons with Disabilities Programme of 2013
By providing high-level support and access to financial services and by creating a bridge between persons with disabilities and institutions, Ecuador’s Productive Inclusion programme empowers persons with disabilities to develop their own business ideas, to become entrepreneurs, and to ultimately earn their livelihoods. From 2013 to 2016, more than 4,385 entrepreneurs with disabilities were trained.
On the path to economic security and a strong voice in the community Maya, 36, is a single mother of four children and the family’s bread winner. Poliomyelitis infection at the age of five affected her with neuromuscular paralysis, taking away her ability to stand or walk independently. Maya also lost her husband to tuberculosis, and […]
“Starting my own business has been extremely positive, both personal and professional.” For me, starting my own business (Interactúa, a paediatric therapy centre) has been extremely positive, both on a personal and a professional level. On a professional level, this experience has allowed me to grow without being monitored by a boss who doesn’t believe […]
17 March 2017: Zero Project Report 2017 presented at the UN Human Rights Council On the occasion of the 34th Human Rights Council, the Permanent Mission of Austria and the International Disability Alliance, together with the Permanent Missions of Australia, Ecuador, Finland, Italy, Israel, New Zealand, Spain, and Thailand, supported by the Zero Project, will […]