August 2022

A young Moses outside in his village

Making the Most of Life with Moses

by Lauren Blair

  • Posted on August 22, 2022

Moses is 7-year-old boy who is a natural entertainer. Not only is he known for his own optimistic attitude, but also for the ways he shares his joy with others. Yet Moses’ life did not start out so positively. As a child, Moses experienced challenges with both hearing and mobility. He was not able to…

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How Birth Certificate Access Changes Lives

by Rebecca Heidorn

  • Posted on August 15, 2022

In Kenya, a child without a birth certificate cannot access his/her basic human rights. They cannot be admitted to a public school, obtain social assistance, receive an inheritance, access the legal system, or acquire life-saving health care. Nor can they legally marry, own certain types of property, access the banking system and formal labor market,…

Workshop participants creating an action plan to help people with disabilities in their community

Equipping NGO and Christian Leaders in Sierra Leone as Disability Advocates

by Lauren Blair

  • Posted on August 10, 2022

Over the past four years, Kupenda has partnered with World Hope International (WHI) in Sierra Leone to address prevailing superstitious beliefs that disabilities are caused by a curse from God. This collaboration has not only equipped NGO and community leaders as disability advocates, but it has also improved inclusion and quality of life for hundreds…

Margaret in her school uniform

Overcoming Transportation Barriers to Access Education: Margaret’s Story

by Sandra Bauer

  • Posted on August 5, 2022

In rural Kenya, most students must walk to school. Depending on how far away the school is, some students may walk up to eight miles each day. In many villages, none of the residents own cars, although a few own motorbikes. Some villages do not even have roads. This lack of transportation is especially problematic…

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