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Voices of Women With Disabilities from Kenya on 3rd December

Today is 3rd December  and many activities have and will happen world wide to celebrate persons with disabilities(pwds).Persons with disabilities are not homogeneous and they are affected differently by challenges.Women with disabilities have been negatively misrepresented  as victims of their disabilities.Below are fresh voices of women with disabilities in Kenyan who are changing the world.
Faith Njahira
Faith is a special needs education graduate and has won an array of awards for her support for those with rare diseases.”I am living with muscular dystrophy, which is a progressively degenerative of muscles which is genetic. This however has not stopped me from engaging in society  actively” is what she says during our interview and adds that limitations are in our minds.
Faith Njahira
Hamisa Zaja 
She the Regional Programme Officer for an NGO called Water and Development.Under he able leadership,she has started water and sanitation initiatives.What is more,she has employed many youths to ensure that they are empowered.She urges women with disabilities to “Pull up their socks” and “take steps forward”.Polio is her minor detail that as she says,”does not count”.
Hamisa Zaja

Fransicah Maina
Franny as she is petted is a mother of one,a wife,an evangelist and a children mentor.She was born in a pastoral community in Kenya which is known to fiercely kill disabled children.How she survived this retrogressive practise is “God’s amazing grace”.She mentors children with Spina Bifida to live meaningful lives.She is also an evangelist of the word of God.

Franny

Lucy Wanyitu 
She is a politician and a member of Nyeri County Assembly.He mantra is “A step at a time”.She uses resources at her disposal to empower people with disabilities in her county.Her most resent project is where she is supporting those in Small Business Enterprises.She got polio as a child.She believes people with disabilities can “Be what they wannna be”.
Lucy Wanyitu













Anne Mercy
Anne is a senior student at Kenyatta University In Kenya.She is ready to take the pharmaceutical world by story and all its challenges.She is also the vice president of the student body in her university.Though she got her disability through  tragic accident,she says it is a very “minor detail”.She says women with disabilities possess “immeasurable strength to surmount the challenges”.
Anne Mercy

Sarah Abigael
Sarah is the Kenyan Aimee Mullins.She is the current Miss community service at United States University where is pursuing a double major in Finance and Accounting.She urges women with disabilities to come out of “that shell of shyness and show the world what they are capable of”.She intends to mentor through modelling and challenging the conventional wisdom of beauty.That she below know knee amputee is a minor detail

Sarah Abigael

Anne Strike
Anne is larger than life.She a Kenyan-British Paralympian,a wife and a mother of one.She got her disability after getting polio.She is a writer,Motivational speaker,a mentor and more can be found in her website.She says that it is better to focus on what one has other than what they don’t have.

Anne Strike
In Kenya,Women with disabilities are not Victims of their circumstances but change makers.
More will be featured in coming Days.

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