Many deaf people are underemployed and underutilized in many foreign
nations, not to mention being oppressed.
It is always heartwarming to read of a success story of a deaf woman –
Soraya Granga, who owns a small gas dealership in Puyo, Ecuador.
The gas company has been family owned and the ownership was passed on
to Soraya. The family had confidence her entrepreneurial skills despite
her deafness.
She has a number of clients, a number of which are restaurants that depend
on gas as fuel for their ovens.
Soraya even overcame the national law prohibiting the deaf from driving a
truck to make gas deliveries.
When not making deliveries herself she supervises a small office staff, all
of them hearing and all of them required to use sign language.