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close this bookSelf-Employment for Disabled People - Experiences from Africa and Asia (ILO, 1989, 100 p.)
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View the document(introduction...)
View the documentSelf-employment is not for everyone
View the documentThe disabled are not very different from other people
View the documentInstitutions should be local and flexible
View the documentFinance may be granted but loans must be repaid
View the documentAssistance must “bridge the gap”


We hope that most readers will have picked up a number of points from the foregoing pages which will help them to plan and implement more effective programmes of assistance for disabled people who wish to become, or already are, self-employed. In this chapter, however, we should like to stress again a number of issues which have been mentioned, because they seem to be of particular importance and because some of them are based on what has been learned over many years of experience in assisting new and smaller enterprises. Annex I consists of brief guide-lines for all those called upon to assist disabled people in setting up a business.