If you have a spare five minutes today I urge you to read this piece that follows the story of Zahida Qureshi, a Pakistani woman who set up a charitable organisation that makes customised wheelchairs for children and adults. Qureshi herself became a wheelchair user after she contracted polio as a child, and experienced the huge barriers that disabled people face in Pakistan. Since 2007, her organisation has given away 6,000 wheelchairs and is growing.
As hard as it can be to believe, people are out there trying to make the world a better, more liveable place. For more uplifting stories, taken from the First Edition newsletter, keep scrolling.
Assistant editor, First Edition