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Marlin in front of her home

“I Have Peace of Mind and Soul”: Parenting A Child With Hydrocephalus

by Lauren Blair

  • Posted on September 15, 2022

In 2005, Zawadi gave birth to a little girl named Marlin. Instead of responding with joy, her husband responded in anger–beating Zawadi until he chased her away. This is because, soon after birth, Marlin contracted meningitis which led to hydrocephalus, a condition that causes fluid to accumulate around the brain and interfere with healthy growth…



Martin as a young boy

This Has Given Me Courage

by Sandra Bauer

  • Posted on September 8, 2022

Martin is a young boy that contracted tuberculosis as an infant. He survived the disease but was left permanently deaf and unable to speak. His only means of communication with his family were gestures, which the family did not always understand. At those times, Martin would get very frustrated. His father, a mason, and his…



A young Moses outside in his village

Making the Most of Life with Moses

by Lauren Blair

  • Posted on August 22, 2022

Moses is 7-year-old boy who is a natural entertainer. Not only is he known for his own optimistic attitude, but also for the ways he shares his joy with others. Yet Moses’ life did not start out so positively. As a child, Moses experienced challenges with both hearing and mobility. He was not able to…



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How Birth Certificate Access Changes Lives

by Rebecca Majeau

  • Posted on August 15, 2022

In Kenya, a child without a birth certificate cannot access his/her basic human rights. They cannot be admitted to a public school, obtain social assistance, receive an inheritance, access the legal system, or acquire life-saving health care. Nor can they legally marry, own certain types of property, access the banking system and formal labor market,…



Workshop participants creating an action plan to help people with disabilities in their community

Equipping NGO and Christian Leaders in Sierra Leone as Disability Advocates

by Lauren Blair

  • Posted on August 10, 2022

Over the past four years, Kupenda has partnered with World Hope International (WHI) in Sierra Leone to address prevailing superstitious beliefs that disabilities are caused by a curse from God. This collaboration has not only equipped NGO and community leaders as disability advocates, but it has also improved inclusion and quality of life for hundreds…



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