Year: 2018

Remembering People with Disabilities on World AIDS Day

by Kupenda

Last Saturday, December 1, we joined with the World Health Organization (WHO) and our global partners to commemorate the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day.   HIV continues to be a major global public health issue, having claimed more than 35 million lives so far.   In 2017, 940,000 people died from HIV-related causes globally.…



The Perfect Holiday Gift Made by Disabled Artisans in Kenya!

by Kupenda

People in the community look at us and think we can’t do anything. But now those same people come to me and say, ‘Sophia can I borrow 30 shilling?’ I always look at these things that we make and think, we are not disabled we are differently-abled.” ~ Sophia, founder of The Haki Disabled Self…



10 More Reasons to be Thankful This Week!

by Kupenda

Yesterday was Universal Children’s Day! As you think of all the things you’re grateful for this Thanksgiving season, remember that almost 3 decades ago (On Nov 20 1989) the United Nation’s General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. This was the first international treaty to explicitly recognize the rights of children with…



How to Help Children like Amina! #WorldOrphanDay

by Kupenda

Last week we celebrated the United Nation’s World Orphan Day. A day where we recognize that 70% of children with disabilities we’ve encountered are orphaned in countries like Kenya. This is often because of the stigma related to their disability. Our friend Amina was abandoned by both of her parents when they discovered she had…



Remembering Children with Disabilities on World Toilet Day

by Kupenda

Today, on the United Nation’s World Toilet Day, we want to thank all of our donors whose generous contributions have enabled Kupenda to construct toilets that have now served thousands of children with disabilities! Toilets save lives, because human waste spreads killer diseases. World Toilet Day is about inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation…



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