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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…



Smiling young child sitting on mother's lap, wearing bright colorful clothing.

October is Depression Awareness Month

by Cynthia Bauer, Kupenda Founder and Executive Director

  • Posted on October 15, 2020

October is depression awareness month and we wanted to highlight how our work is helping people who struggle with this emotional health issue. We recognize that depression is a disability. It is also important to highlight that people with other disabilities and their families experience depression at much higher rates than others. This is often…



"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…



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…



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