Posted on April 26, 2019
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This Mother’s Day, forget the flowers and jewelry, and instead, give that special woman in your life a gift that helps mothers of children living with disabilities!
What Can I Give?
- Sponsorship that helps a child in access care ($30 / month)
- Beautiful, handmade Kenyan crafts ($5 – $45)
- Donations with a personalized dedication to her ($10+)
Why Is this Gift Needed?
In the communities where we work, mothers are often blamed for their child’s disabilities resulting in extreme levels of discrimination, abuse, poverty, and isolation as they care for their child (60-70% of our children are in the care of single mothers).
We have heard many stories of stigma and abuse of these women. For example, some have been forced into graves and buried up to their necks for 24 hours to remove the “evil spirit” that caused their children’s disability. Others went into hiding with their children to protect them from the death threats of their own neighbors.
How Can My Gift Help?
Every gift enables Kupenda to remove these superstitions and abusive practices and support these brave and powerful mothers by providing…
- Information about their children’s rights at Parent Disability Workshops
- Counseling services
- Referrals to education and medical services for their children
- Income generating activities through Parent Support Groups
This Mother’s Day, give the gift of love.
If you’re interested in supporting one of the many children they serve, head over to their sponsorship page to learn about how you can make a difference for just $30 / month.