Elizabeth Sevor, a 36-year-old farmer from Daadom in the Bono region, is a beacon of strength and determination. Despite her disability, Elizabeth has transformed her six-acre farm into a thriving enterprise, growing plantain, cassava, maize, and okro.

Faced with the challenge of having no assistance, Elizabeth chose farming over begging. Her life took a turn when a generous woman in her village gifted her a piece of land. This land became her lifeline, enabling her to support her four children through sheer hard work. Elizabeth’s story is not just one of personal success but also a source of inspiration to other disabled individuals, encouraging them to find meaningful work and support their families.

Her journey from living in unfinished houses to becoming a successful farmer is a testament to her resilience and determination. Elizabeth’s life is a powerful reminder that being disabled does not mean being unable. She continuously motivates other disabled individuals, proving that with hard work and determination, they can achieve their goals. Her life story is a shining example of hope, demonstrating that anyone can overcome challenges with the right mindset.

Elizabeth has been nominated for the Super Woman Farmer Award by Agrihouse Foundation for the Gold in the Soil Awards, which seeks to recognize individuals like her who exemplify dedication to supporting and empowering women in agriculture.

The upcoming Women in Food and Agricultural Leadership Training Forum and Gold in the Soil Awards (WOFAGRIC), slated for July 9th to 10th, 2024, at Sunyani Technical University, underscores the importance of empowering individuals like Elizabeth, who play a crucial role in agricultural development. Themed “Overcoming the Barriers to Women Agribusiness Development: The Role of Stakeholders,” this event will gather over 600 participants for discussions, workshops, exhibitions, and mentorship sessions aimed at fostering sustainable agricultural practices and economic growth.

The Gold in the Soil Awards will honor outstanding women farmers and individuals with disabilities who have significantly contributed to Ghana’s agricultural sector. Supported by Global Affairs Canada and Yara Ghana, the event emphasizes the pivotal role of women farmers and individuals with disabilities in ensuring food security and promoting sustainable agricultural practices nationwide.

Elizabeth Sevor’s story is a powerful testament to the fact that disability is not inability. Her remarkable journey is an inspiration to all, showcasing the incredible potential within each individual to overcome adversity and achieve greatness.