Tag: vulnerable people

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…



October is Depression Awareness Month

by Cynthia Bauer, Kupenda Founder and Executive Director

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…



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…



A Harvest of Hope During Covid-19!

by Kupenda

This month our Kenya team harvested cassava from their new income generating farm and Disability Advocacy Center and used the crop to support our Covid-19 food relief program for more than 600 families impacted by disability! Our farm has 500 cassava trees, 3,000 casuarina trees, 300 watermelons and 1,000 corn plants that will generate more…



International Day of Charity

by Kupenda

September 5th is International Day of Charity in honor of the life and work of Mother Teresa. Today is a celebration of all of the diverse charities worldwide that work to respond to the needs of the world’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged populations. Kupenda works alongside these global charities to empower children with disabilities in…



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