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Zwei junge Männer in blauen Overalls unterhalten sich mit Gebärdensprache. Einer von ihnen trägt einen weißen Helm.
Work TVET Mosambik 2017 © Gregor Kuntscher

Kenya

Light for the World supports people with disabilities in Kenya in claiming their economic rights.

We build inclusive Kenyan work communities, bringing together key players among the private sector, organisations of persons with disabilities (OPDs), the public sector, government and civil society.

Through our flagship InBusiness programme, we provide high quality, tailored capacity building support to ”microentrepeneurs” with disabilities – owners of small business – in growing competitive businesses.

We also build the capacity of private and public institutions, so they know how best to engage and link with people with disabilities. We are proud of our specialised role in advocating for equal access to public procurement and supply opportunities, nationally.

In law, the Government of Kenya has passed several policies supporting the economic rights of people with disabilities. But in practice, inclusion rates are still low.

“Light for the World believes in the huge potential that private sector businesses in Kenya have to gain by employing people with disabilities — and benefitting from their spending power.”

Steve Njenga, Kenya, National Director, Light for the World