December 2023


Navigating Change: Silvia’s Resilience and Kupenda’s Impact

by Sanjida Azad

  • Posted on December 22, 2023

Silvia’s early years were marked by challenging circumstances. Shortly after birth, she was diagnosed as having cerebral palsy and being hard of hearing.  Her father, who couldn’t come to terms with her disability, rejected her, and her mother shouldered the responsibility of caring for Silvia and her siblings alone. Silvia’s mother looked to her family…

A photo of the outside of a Malindi Sub-county hospital

They Never Come Back: Barriers to Healthcare in Kenya

by Rebecca Heidorn

  • Posted on December 11, 2023

Children with disabilities face many barriers to accessible healthcare in Kenya. Since many of them lack birth certificates, they are unable to apply for and receive health insurance, making many services too expensive for their families to afford. There are also very few health practitioners trained to treat disabilities and associated health implications. Perhaps one…

two kids reading

Gift the Kupenda Children’s Book And Tell a Story of Hope!

by Lauren Blair

  • Posted on December 8, 2023

“I learned that children with disabilities can do what other children can when they are given help–like sign language to talk and exercises to get stronger.” – Grant, age 7 “I learned that a child might be treated badly for having a disability, but that children with disabilities can go to school and should be…

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