A Study on Opportunities & Challenges of Micro and Small Scale Entrepreneurs Owned by Disability: In the Case of Physical, Hearing and Visually Impaired Persons in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

2022 Research on Humanities and Social Sciences  
This research aims to make an assessment on the benefits and challenges of disable entrepreneurs who are working from micro and small enterprises with a special emphasizes on three types of impairment physical, hearing and visual in Addis Ababa. The research design was descriptive Method. The population was 326 entrepreneurs both probability and non-probability sampling method was applied, 266 physical, visual and hearing impaired entrepreneurs randomly selected. Purposive sampling method was
more » ... ed from the data was gathered from 30 key informants. Filed observation also undertaken. According to majority of respondent' agreed disable entrepreneurs faced variety of challenges such as capital, un able to have tactical and administrative skill, inconvenient of manufacturing, selling places as well as market were the barriers to manage their business successfully. So the study was aimed to detect the major challenges. On the contrary, discrimination was not much difficulty to run business. Some countries of like Tanzania, and UK, stigma negatively affect their business but in Ethiopia people are interested to use products and services offered by disable entrepreneurs.
doi:10.7176/rhss/12-12-03 fatcat:ctccumzyobcmvbocdit6cjil2e