June 2022

A Novel Approach

by Lauren Blair

  • Posted on June 21, 2022

A new publication highlights how Kupenda’s disability trainings are changing negative perceptions about the causes of disability and helping to reduce the use of harmful practices to treat people with disabilities.   At the end of May, Kupenda had the honor of having its work published in a book entitled “Disability and Social Justice in…

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This Weekend, Meet our Fathers in Kenya and Honor Yours!

by Kupenda

  • Posted on June 10, 2022

This weekend, you can celebrate Father’s Day by learning about our dads in Kenya and honoring the special men in your life with a meaningful gift! Father’s Day is coming up this Sunday, June 19th. In Kenya, many of the fathers in our programs help raise children, teach them values and life skills, and provide…

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A Conversation with Kupenda’s New Child Protection Officer

by Rebecca Heidorn

  • Posted on June 7, 2022

Lucky Mahenzo, Kupenda’s Child Protection Officer, accomplished what very few Kenyan women have done when she became a lawyer. Disability justice has been an issue that has always been on Lucky’s heart, especially as she was raised by Leonard Mbonani, Kupenda’s Kenyan Director and a Kenyan professional with 40 years of disability advocacy experience. As…

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Stitching Her Way to Success: Kadzo’s Story

by Sandra Bauer

  • Posted on June 2, 2022

Kadzo is a young woman who was born deaf. Growing up, her parents divorced and her mother was left to care for eight children with only the modest income she received from farming.   Fortunately, thanks to a couple in the United States who decided to sponsor her, Kadzo was able to begin attended the Marafa…

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