Tag: disability advocacy

Persons with Disabilities: The Forgotten Vulnerable Group in Kenya’s Fight Against Covid-19

by Kupenda

By Lucky Mahenzo, Kenyan Attorney and Kuhenza Volunteer Persons with disabilities have historically faced the worst forms of discrimination. They have been denied most of their fundamental rights and freedoms. They have been neglected, stigmatized, isolated and excluded from many programs that are put in place in many societies. This trend is also visible in…



Maximize the Impact of Your Giving through Donor Advised Funds

by Kupenda

Donor-advised funds are private funds for philanthropy. Donor-advised funds aggregate contributions from multiple donors and aim to democratize philanthropy by accepting contributions as low as $5,000.They offer tax advantages of up to 50% of adjusted gross income and can hold funds indefinitely. Check out the video below that explains how you can maximize the impact…



Honoring Children with Disabilities in Life and Death: A Tribute to Jerald

by Cynthia Bauer, Kupenda Founder and Executive Director

Kupenda’s work includes helping families arrange funerals to honor the death of their disabled child and speaking at these services. Some people with disabilities have shortened life spans even when they have access to the best care. Jerald died peacefully in the loving arms of his dad, from Duchene muscular dystrophy. He was 25 years…



Pastor Zaki’s Story: How Kupenda’s Disability Training Empowered Him to Help Loice

by Kupenda

“Before attending a [Kupenda] pastors’ workshop to be empowered with information on how to care and fight for the rights of children with disabilities, I used to have this girl in my church. Her name is Loice and she has a hearing impairment. At first I felt bad and at a loss because I could…



A Future for Brighton

by Kupenda

Brighton is a very intelligent 8-year-old boy and a student at Kizurini Special School in Pre-primary 1. He is a good student who excels in math. He even helps other students with their studying. His parents were divorced and left him in the care of his impoverished grandmother. Kupenda was called to action when they…



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