We met Harriett the first year Reach the Children UK visited YOPDIDA (Youth and Persons with Disability Integrated Development Association) in Kayunga, Uganda. Harriett had been placed at YOPDIDA to help her overcome her severe disability and become a productive member of her community. Harriett had been born with lower limb deformities which meant her way to get about was on her hands and knees, propelling herself forward holding wooden blocks to protect her hands. The skin of her knees, after years of being broken and sore, had turned into thick callouses. Reach the Children sourced floor layer’s knee pads and sent them to Harriett to make getting about a little more comfortable. Now an adult and motivated by her time at YOPDIDA Harriett has built her own house and is a mother of two children. She continues to be an inspiration to her community and all who meet her.
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