Considering the employment and poverty gaps among people with disabilities, EquallyAble had launched the GiveHope1000 initiative, aimed at creating 1000 small business tailored to the skills and tools available to those with disabilities, and was successful in creating financial and social inclusion in a number of families and communities.Donate Now
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2005 by the National Statistical Institute showed that only 13% of the interviewees at working age 16 to 64 years were employed in Bulgaria. Over 56 million people with disabilities in the United States have some form of disability. An alarming 63% are unemployed with household incomes half that of people without disabilities, and with three times the poverty rate than their peers2.
Considering the employment and poverty gaps among people with disabilities,
quallyAble had launched the GiveHope1000 initiative, aimed at creating 1000 small business tailored to the skills and tools available to those with disabilities, and was successful in creating financial and social inclusion in a number of families and communities.
Encouraged by the success of GiveHope1000 initiative, EquallyAble is planning to create a disability employment platform that extend the GiveHope1000 initiative to create another 1000 small businesses, and combines the lesion learned and best practices of this initiative to generate other avenues and pathways to eradicate poverty among people with disabilities globally and extend the impact to people with
disabilities and their families
We are continuing to strategize future growth and expand institutional capacity to better serve persons with disabilities. Our goal is to create impactful programs that multiplies benefits with your generous initial donations. We see our growth in transforming the landscape of inclusion by investing in the lives of people with disabilities.
Despite various attempts, the social and financial inclusion of people with
disabilities remains low. Across the globe, people with disabilities have poorer health outcomes, lower education, less economic participation and higher rates of poverty. This is partly attributed to barriers in accessing service that help with seeking education, gaining employment, and finding transportation
to get around. These difficulties are exacerbated in less advantaged communities, says the World Report on Disability1. The same report further states that if people with disabilities and their households are to overcome exclusion, they must have access to work or livelihoods, to break the links between disability and poverty. There are over a billion people with disabilities around the world with similar outcomes and challenges. In developing countries, 80% to 90% of people with disabilities of working age are unemployed, whereas in industrialized countries the figure is between 50% and 70%. In most developed countries the official unemployment rate for people with disabilities of working age is at least twice that for those who have no disability. For example, according to the
2001 census, 21.9 million people or 2.13% of the country’s population are people
with disabilities in India, and a research on persons with disabilities conducted in