Misconceptions in Sexual and Reproductive Health Care: Stories from Women Living with a Disability

Misconceptions in Sexual and Reproductive Health Care: Stories from Women Living with a Disability

by Lucie Rutherford

  • Posted on May 4, 2023

In Kenya and across the world, women with disabilities face prejudice, stigma, and discrimination in accessing sexual and reproductive health services. Misunderstandings and misconceptions by health care providers as well as inadequate facilities can lead to inequitable or ineffective care. Furaha Mariga Leonard is a 27-year-old who is deaf and has been sponsored by Kupenda…

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Cultivating Self-Sufficient Communities: Kupenda Training Course Offers Important Agricultural Skills to Parents and Youth Affected by Disability

by Rebecca Heidorn

  • Posted on April 27, 2023

For children with disabilities and their parents, agricultural training provides them with more than just access to nutritional food; it also contributes to their empowerment, independence, and resilience. Across the world, individuals affected by disability have lower levels of employment, higher poverty, and less education; so here at Kupenda, we are reversing those trends by…


John’s Story: How Children Can Succeed When Given a Chance

by Sandra Bauer

  • Posted on April 20, 2023

John’s story proves what can be accomplished when a child is given a chance to succeed. John is in his final year of elementary school at Gede Special School. As he gets ready for graduation, he is the top student in his class in all subjects and is president of the student council. He is…

Addressing an Increasing Risk: Human Trafficking Among Children with Disabilities

by Lauren Blair

  • Posted on April 14, 2023

Throughout the world, children with disabilities face increased vulnerabilities, including in the arena of human trafficking. Worldwide, almost 20% of human trafficking victims are children, and those with intellectual and developmental disabilities are disproportionately affected. This is particularly evident in Kupenda’s reach area, where high tourism and poverty meet, enhancing the likelihood of trafficking. Points…

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World Health Day 2023: How Kupenda is Working Towards “Health for All”

by Lucie Rutherford

  • Posted on April 6, 2023

On the 75th anniversary of the World Health Organization, countries from all over the world will come together to celebrate World Health Day, with an emphasis on “Health for All.” As countries raise awareness about this issue, they will not only commemorate the public health successes that have improved the quality of life for millions…

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