Tag: disability rights

Meet Furaha and Learn How to Double Your Impact!

by Christina Walsh

  • Posted on October 6, 2020

Furaha is a young girl who has cerebral palsy which has resulted in her being unable to walk. She is one of six children being raised by a single mother. Because of her mobility impairment, it was necessary for Furaha to attend a school that has boarding facilities. Her sponsors made it possible for her…



Kasere wearing gingham shirt, smiling, sitting in wheelchair.

In Her Own Words: Kasere’s Story of Transformation

by Kupenda

  • Posted on September 29, 2020

“Go away, we do not want to stay with you.” Those words, and the abuse and exclusion that came with them, followed Kasere for much of her life. Kasere has cerebral palsy, and 10 years ago, could only crawl on the ground. But thanks to Kupenda’s sponsorship program, this young woman’s life has dramatically improved. At…



Ruth Bader Ginsberg photo edited besides quote from 1999 Olmstead v. L.C.

Remembering RBG’s Support for the Disability Community

by Kupenda

  • Posted on September 23, 2020

As Ruth Bader Ginsberg lies in repose at the Supreme Court, we reflect on her contribution to disability rights in the U.S. Her support of the American disability community set a precedent for countries around the world including the children with disabilities we work with in Africa. We believe, as she did, that people with…



Kupenda Documentary cover- 3 Kenyan teens standing on rocky ground, surrounded by starry sky.

Songs of Triumph: Kupenda’s Documentary Soundtrack is Now Available!

by Kupenda

  • Posted on September 21, 2020

Kupenda is pleased to announce that the soundtrack to our documentary film is now available to stream! You can find the album, composed by Mauricio Yazigi and entitled ‘Kupenda’, on all of your favorite music streaming sites including Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, Amazon Music, Deezer, and Napster. Yazigi’s music, much like the film, is both…



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…



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