“Being blind does not hinder me from working and developing my family” says Béatha Nyiransabimana a 35 years old female resident of Karambi village in Ngiryi cell in Gasaka sector in Nyamagabe district.
The naturally blind born says her parents tried to treat her at 5 years but she never gained her sight. She however attended Gatagara Primary School for the blind.
Nyiransabimana thought about her future and what she can do to have a safer and good future. She decided on selling the local brew (Ikigage) with the help of her mother.
“With this work, I have saved enough money to buy 2 farms, I joined a Savings and Credit Cooperative (SACCO), and I save and get credits to expand my business.”
Nyiransabimana’s story is one that encourages people to stand and work for themselves. She sensitizes most people with disabilities to take her example and rise in society against all odds.
Nyiransabimana is a more reserved and respected woman in her area and she has suitors lined up like any other woman while she is taking her time to select her lifelong partner.