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My uncle contracted polio when he was a baby which left him with limited ability in his left hand and a pronounced limp. In the South Africa of the 1950's he struggled - disabled and being a black man meant he had virtually no opportunities.

Yet, growing up, day by day I would see him till the unforgiving dry land, selling the meagre vegetables from our garden in the heat of the day from a wheelbarrow and creating employment for at least 2 or 3 of the other outcasts in town.

My uncle is not a doctor or a political freedom fighter, but he is my hero. Through him I learned to appreciate effort much more than winning .

He is one of the many reasons why my company supports Young Africa International - an organisation that provides skills training to the youth and disabled in many African countries.

We Be Sisters donates 10% of its income to Young Africa.