One of AccessPromise's goals is to link people and facilitate communication to build relationships and support. People's lives and stories teach us and move us. We absorb their experiences and find kinship in their desires and struggles.
Ethel & Amanda
Ethel has vision issues. Her single mom hasn't been able to send either she or her sister to specialized schools. They may not be appropriate anyway because these sisters are low-vision, not blind. Amanda is 24, the other in her late teens. They may be well suited for the local subsistence farming lifestyle. However, the family's success and survival may be enhanced if one of the girls can find paying work. Currently it is not known whether their vision is correctable, whether it is progressive or whether there are other disabilities.
Peter & Sharon
Peter has not spoken or heard since birth - the same with his sister, Sharon. Sharon was also in a motorcycle accident when she was younger and has continued issues from her injuries. Specialized schools are 6 to 7 hours away. While both children can function well in the current subsistance farming environment they live in, they may not be resilent if things change. In addition, they are isolated from their local community, from the greater Ugandan deaf community and from learning.