Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa
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Chance Bahati, 32, who is hearing and speech impaired, sews shirts, handbags, shoes and other items made from waxed cotton fabric. He lives in the city of Goma, in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu province. For five years, Bahati has collected the waxed cotton fabric, known there as kitenge, from local markets. He sells the shirts, for example, at 21,750 Congolese francs ($13.70) each.