Category: Covid-19

Boy wearing green tank top, sitting in blue wheelchair, making a "peace sign" with his hand.

29 Children Receive Wheelchairs Thanks to Our Pandemic Screening and Response Systems

by Kupenda

  • Posted on October 26, 2020

Calling our families to make sure they are safe and healthy during the pandemic is supporting far more than Covid-19 prevention — this month it helped us learn that more than 30 children were struggling at home without access to their wheelchairs. Many of the children’s assistive devices are trapped in schools which are closed…



Thomas- standing wearing light brown shorts and shirt with blue sneakers.

Thomas Continues to Pursue His Dreams, Even During the Pandemic

by Sandra Bauer

  • Posted on October 24, 2020

By Sandra Bauer, Kupenda’s Child Sponsorship Coordinator Thomas Yaa Kithi was born in 2001 with no hearing at all. He spent most of his childhood living in a mud hut with a tin roof. His parents, a mason and a peasant farmer, are very poor and have 8 other children. When he was young, Thomas…



"Save The Children" edited photo- young woman wearing bright yellow dress, posing with hands on hips.

Impact of Covid-19 on Children with Disabilities

by Kupenda

  • Posted on October 8, 2020

Earlier this month, Save the Children launched the Protect a Generation report on the results of a global survey on the impact of COVID-19 which showed that children with pre-existing health conditions and disabilities have experienced reduced access to essential care and assistive devices, due to lockdowns and the prioritization of COVID-19 treatments. 85% of parents/caregiver with disabilities lost more…



Rajab’s Hope: A Story of Empowerment During Covid-19

by Kupenda

  • Posted on September 18, 2020

Earlier this week one of Kupenda’s volunteers, Stephen Kitsao, was calling families in our program to screen them for Covid-19 symptom and assess their needs. Upon calling the home of Rajab Baraka, Stephen learned that, not only was the child healthy, but he was also helping to earn an income to support his family. He…



Child smiling with two adults after receiving Kupenda food relief.

A Harvest of Hope During Covid-19!

by Kupenda

  • Posted on September 11, 2020

This month our Kenya team harvested cassava from their new income generating farm and Disability Advocacy Center and used the crop to support our Covid-19 food relief program for more than 600 families impacted by disability! Our farm has 500 cassava trees, 3,000 casuarina trees, 300 watermelons and 1,000 corn plants that will generate more…



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