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Feedback from Our Families During Covid-19

by Kupenda

We’ve called more than 700 families since the pandemic started to screen them for Covid-19 and help them access food, nutrition, medical care, therapy, medicine and counseling for their children with disabilities. We hope this feedback from our families will encourage you as it has us during this challenging time.   “I am grateful for…



Education & Global Change: Why the Busch Family Supports Kupenda

by Kupenda

This Thanksgiving we are grateful to all of our compassionate, generous donors, especially those who have continued to support our children during the pandemic, like Heidi and Jon Busch. In this interview, Heidi and Jon draw on their nonprofit and marketing experience as well as their passion for education and global, systemic change to describe…



The Shadow Pandemic: Remembering Women and Girls with Disabilities

by Kupenda

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, all types of violence against women and girls, particularly those with disabilities, has intensified. This is the Shadow Pandemic growing amidst the COVID-19 crisis and we need a global collective effort to stop it. What better time to act than, today, on the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination…



NGO in Western Kenya Replicates Kupenda’s Disability Training for Faith Leaders

by Isaiah Ochieng, Organizing Secretary for Together We Succeed, a community-based organization that supports disability justice work in Kenya

Sasa Harambee, an NGO in Western Kenya, learned about Kupenda through an online search that brought them to open source Online Library of disability training materials. A few months later, they invited Christian and Muslim leaders in their community to an Interfaith Disability Training, based on our workshop model. The following article, written by one…



“I Had to Punish Her”: New Perspectives on Domestic Violence

by Jessica Charles

Talk of “domestic violence” often elicits images of a raging parent or partner. Someone angry, cruel, and controlling. But what if, for some, domestic violence is an obligation. Even an expectation. “Then I went to drink. I had to become very drunk so I could get the courage to beat my wife. I had to…



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