Poverty as a factor in our community

Unlike the cisgender persons it is not easy for a person who is Transgender to fit into the employed individuals as their gender identity remains a challenge to many potential employers. This often leads to them not being offered a job because they do not behave in a normal way they are expected to. This also leaves them jobless and in poverty. Most people from our community are not employed though they have been to tertiary institutions and are qualified. Most of us live by this trending line called hustling where in most cases we are involved in small black-market businesses. These businesses do not return us large earnings we can sustain ourselves with. We do have NGOs for advocating for Trangender people, but they do have very limited resources as they also live off grants from outside.

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