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Macari Coreia - Mozambique

Macari Coreia lost his leg to a landmine many years ago while serving in the Army in Mozambique. His accident sharply changed his future, but Coreia refused to let his amputation define him as disabled.

LSN helped Coreia purchase some new woodworking tools, and his business has become extremely successful. He is known for doing good, quality work that is far superior to others in the market. People go out of their way to purchase furniture from him because he is honest and dependable.

Coreia has a number of apprentices – many of which are amputees—that work with him. His workers agree that he is generous with his knowledge and training. He does not mind when apprentices leave to open their own stores, but allows his apprentices to stay with him for as long as they like. Coreia is just one example of how much survivors can contribute when someone gives them a chance.

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