How many Deaf women do you know who have a decent job with a livable income? Some employers are happy to hire Deaf women and men. They know that Deaf workers are good workers. But some employers assume that Deaf people cannot work, or that women should focus on raising children. Thus, they refuse to hire any Deaf person or any woman.
For some Deaf women around the world, starting their own business has been an important solution. Being an entrepreneur means being your own boss and making your own decisions. It means you decide what kind of work to do and how much to charge for it. You accept some risks, but you also benefit when your business does well. Also, generating an income lets you feed and shelter yourself independently.
Here are examples of Deaf women entrepreneurs from Zambia, South Africa, Gambia, and Ethiopia: