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Impact of Covid-19 on Children with Disabilities

by Kupenda

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

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…



In Her Own Words: Kasere’s Story of Transformation

by Kupenda

“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…



Remembering RBG’s Support for the Disability Community

by Kupenda

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…



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

by Kupenda

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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