Some persons with disabilities in Machinga and Dedza have all reasons to smile as FEDOMA in partnership with Sightsavers International have trained them production of various products.

The exercise was meant to equip persons with disabilities  with skills that can make them boost their business.

Speaking during the training that took place  at Dedza Residential Training Center (RTC), Catherine Bunya, Dedza District Disability Forum (DDF) chairperson, urged trainees to use the skills they have acquired to start unique business that will improve their lives economically.

"I would like to commend FEDOMA and sightsavers for recognising entrepreneurs with disabilities in Dedza to equip them with these skills and this a plus to us. I therefore urge my colleagues let us put into practice what we have learnt here when we go back to our homes", she siad.

Bunya further made an appeal to FEDOMA to think of expanding the project to other districts.

Taking his turn, Eston Nason, a person with physical disability from GVH Fosa in the area of Traditional Authority T/A Kachere in the district expressed gratitude saying for the training saying this will sustain their livelihoods.

FEDOMA and Sightsavers have trained a total of 80 entrepreneurs with disabilities in both Dedza and Machinga in an Economic Empowerment Project (EEP)  

Participants have gone home with skills of producing  soap, boom, petroleum jelly, milk, bread, fruit juices and shampoo.