Susan visits the disability group for check-ups and supports the other clients too

Susan’s polio story

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We love sharing inspiration stories of the people we work with and support in Malawi and Susan is certainly one of those people.

Susan, 22, lost both her legs after contracting polio as a child. She was full of praise for Matilda and the awareness work that she does at schools.

She said, “When I was a little girl the other children would laugh at me and shun me because I didn’t have legs. But Matilda going into schools to talk with the children about their friends who have disabilities is really good as they will have friends and be welcome at school.”

Susan did get prosthetic legs and we continue to support her every few years when she needs a new set to be made. She has trained as a tailor too and is proud to have her own shop in the local village. She has a steady flow of customers coming to have garments made, altered and fixed.

She regularly visits Matilda at the disability group not only for her own check-ups but to encourage the other children now being supported through our Disabilities and Rehabilitation project.

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