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Global Voices: Why do we ignore those with disabilities when making development decisions?

They found an emaciated Dorcas Mburu tied up in the corner of a room. For years, Dorcas Mburu’s 80-year-old mother had kept her locked in the house, humiliated by her own daughter’s existence, and the mental disability from which her daughter suffered. After years of neglect, villagers of Kabuku in Kenya broke down the front door to save the woman.