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>> Simon Peter Lutire from Uganda has fought polio his entire life. He's been left with limited mobility in his limbs, but that hasn't stopped him pursuing his work as an artist. He has set up his own business as he says most disabled people in Uganda find it hard to find work.
>> I do this art so I can get money to help myself and my mother and buy anything which I want.>> The artist typically makes wall hangings, but often gets commission to do custom made crafts for customers as well. He takes pictures of his work and uploads them to social media for clients to see.
Now he's urging Ugandan industry leaders not to ignore the disabled.>> If you have hands, thank God. Some parents who have children like me. Don't keep them inside. No! You can teach them to do anything. Don't be tough to those children, they can work, they can help you.
Disability is not inability.>> About 2 million Ugandans live with disability according to the country's ministry of health. Most physically disabled people also have a limited access to education, health care, unemployment and live in poverty as a result. Liuntie says he want to inspire other people with disabilities.
So that they too can use their creative skills to run businesses in the future as well as express themselves through art.