Visually-impaired Catholics in Malawi and Mozambique have formed an association with a mission to strengthen believers with disabilities in their faith.
The grouping is called Association of Visually Impaired Catholics (AVIC).
AVIC senior member Adrider Tengeza said the association aims to promote interaction among visually impaired believers in the country and across the borders.
“Membership to this association is open to every believer, including sighted Christians. We also accept non-Catholics to join because the idea is to promote love and care among believers,” said Tengeza.
She said the association will promote the spirit of self-reliance among visually impaired believers.
“God willing, we want to venture into entrepreneurial activities as a means to achieve this self-reliance spirit among blind believers.
“We believe that God has endowed each one of us with special talents that can bring a difference in a society. We need to exploit those talents for the betterment of our livelihoods and propagation of Christian faith.”