“I’m ideal to run it,” he says. “Everybody knows me!”
Hazrat keeps a tidy establishment – that way he can find anything he’s asked for. But handling money can be tricky. Hazrat can’t see, so the values of similar notes are hard to tell apart.
Blind since birth, the 39-year-old is used to coping with the daily challenges of sight loss. He’s been luckier than many people in his situation, having relatives who are willing and able to support him through life. But when he got married and he and his wife Shomola had two children, Hazrat didn’t feel like the father he wanted to be. He didn’t have the confidence or practical skills to earn a living for the family himself. So, what changed?