When Agnus Mwarenga’s daughter was just 6 months old she began having severe seizures that eventually caused her arms and legs to become paralyzed. Now 12-years old, Agnus’ daughter uses a wheelchair but is still able to make shoes, key holders, belts and decorative flowers for baskets. Agnus has also learned to make these items and the mother-daughter pair have been working to grow their business for the past 4 years.
Agnus is now 63 and is grateful for these new income-generating skills since she spent most of her life doing hard labor as a house builder.
“I’m getting old so I can’t do that hard work – lifting the bricks, mixing the mortar. The craft-making money is better too so I’m able to feed my children a balanced diet and take them to the hospital when they are sick.”
This Mother’s Day you can help Kupenda support mothers of children with disabilities like Agnus:
- Sponsoring a child in your mother’s name for just $1/day!
- Donating to Kupenda in your mother’s name
- Purchasing gifts through Amazon Smile and selecting Kupenda as your charity of choice
New child sponsorship and donations over $60 made by Monday, May 14 will receive a free basket made by disabled artisans in Kenya (with flowers made by Agnus!)