Meet Ali and Fizza, the two visually impaired siblings from Karachi, whose loss of vision doesn’t impact their will to become self-made entrepreneurs. The siblings have started an online food business called “Khas Foods” to defy all odds and set an example for all to follow.
“If a person is disabled, he or she has to fight two battles in life: one against himself or herself and the second against the society. If you win the first battle against yourself then fighting the society is not a big task,” says Ali Tareen, the CEO of Khas Foods.
Talking about his experiences, Ali has emphasised on empathy as he thinks the world needs to understand the feelings of people with disabilities.
Fizza Hussain, who is the chief chef and business companion of her brother, tells Dialogue Pakistan that she did not born without eyesight instead she was partially sighted in her childhood as she used to recognise things properly.
“I went blind at the age of 18,” recalls Fizza. She further asserts that she had done her academic tasks and matriculation by herself.
During the lockdown restrictions of Covid-19 pandemic, the siblings decided to start the venture, considering Fizza’s passion for cooking.
She explains in details about how she coordinates her senses of touch, smell and hearing to overcome her vision problem while cooking food. Fizza has done her master’s degree in Special Education.
“People must get education. Education compensates your shortcomings and becomes your strength,” says Fizza in her message to everyone of us.
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