- Dauda Shiedu, though with one hand, makes his living as a vulcanizer and has been able to expand into three more shops
- The Kogi state indigene said that he lost his right hand in an accident while working as a motorcyclist
- After his first wife left him due to his condition, Dauda married two more wives and now has nine children
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A man in spite of his physical challenge is still making ends meet and doing well as a vulcanizer.
Dauda Shiedu told BBC News Pidgin in an interview seen on @africanheroesmagazine that he began learning vulcanizing from his secondary school days.
Dauda upon completion of his training lacked the financial wherewithal to rent a shop and this forced him to begin a commercial motorcycle commuting business.
The Okene indigene, in Kogi, unfortunately, lost his right hand in an accident while riding the motorcycle.
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He owns three shops at the moment
Dauda didn't allow his physical challenge to hamper his desire to work. According to Dauda, his first wife left him owing to his condition.
The man however remarried. He proudly has two wives and nine children and has gone on to expand his business.
Dauda said he has trained three boys and opened three more shops to complement the one he presently handles.
While boasting in his ability to fix any automobile, the vulcanizer stated that he trains his children as well as pay rents with money realized from the business many able-bodied persons often look down on.
Physically challenged shoemaker who runs his own business
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh previously reported about the physically challenged shoemaker who runs his own business.
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At age five, Mensah developed a disability after he was infected with measles. He was rendered disabled after receiving an injection to help with the symptoms.
Mensah had a turbulent childhood owing to his disability, which affected his education. He was made to drop out of school at class five (5) as a result.
Despite coming from an economically disadvantaged home, Mensah defeated the odds including rounds of challenges to start his business. The native of Teshie in the Greater Accra Region begun his shoemaking business on a table as a cobbler by the roadside.