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HOW WE ARE DIFFERENT

We don’t ship supplies overseas

We support the local economy by sourcing supplies within the countries we work.

We don’t exclude

Although we are a Christian organization, we strive to be like Jesus, and so we serve all people, no matter their religion or beliefs.

We don’t fundraise alone

Our Kenyan partners raise 10-30% of our program costs each year through local fundraisers and campaigns.

We don’t lead alone

Our partner organization in Kenya is run by local professionals who tailor programs and service delivery for their culture, in their language and according to existing needs and realities.

We don’t lecture

Our training and events are designed around discussions and exercises that allow participants to learn from one other and craft time-bound plans that are tailored to their local context and driven by their personal conviction.

Interested in making a difference in the lives of children with disabilities?

You can do so by sponsoring a child today.

Spread the word

Kupenda actively pursues collaboration with colleagues to expand the reach and impact of our work. Please support us in linking to professionals and organizations for the following fields:

Please support us in linking to professionals and organizations involved in any of the following areas:

Disability Programming
International Development
Fundraising
Communications
Pediatric Care
Public Health
Marketing
Grant-making
Special Needs
Stakeholder Training
Advocacy Programming
Family-Centered Care

Contact [email protected] TODAY to learn more.

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Become A Volunteer or Intern

Do you want to spearhead initiatives that inspire mass change? Currently, Kupenda has volunteer opportunities in both the U.S. and in Kenya. Check them out by clicking the button below.

Become A Volunteer

Communications Tasks: Support Kupenda in developing and distributing newsletters, marketing content, success stories, child sponsorship packets, etc.

College Internships: For students interested in non-profit management, fundraising, grant writing, special needs education, and/or research. Start your Internship Application today.

CLICK HERE for an internship application.

Hike Mount Kilimanjaro: Join one of our disability advocacy hikes alongside children with disabilities from Kenya to show the world that “disability” is not inability.

CLICK HERE to learn about our upcoming trips.

Monitoring & Evaluation Internship in Kenya: Kupenda’s Monitoring and Evaluation internships involve a minimum of 3 months working with our project team in Kilifi County, Kenya to track the reach and impact of our Advocacy, Education and/or Medical programs. Individuals with experience in research and data analysis are encouraged to apply.

CLICK HERE to download the Monitoring & Evaluation Internship flyer.

Research Projects: For those interested in data collection around disability demographics and special needs programming.

Volunteer Opportunities in Kenya: Trips to Kenya typically involve working directly with children at a Kupenda-supported school. Volunteers are given assignments based on their skills and experience. In the past, Kupenda’s volunteers have supported special needs classes, physical therapy sessions, arts and crafts projects, medical assessments and recreational activities with the children.

CLICK HERE for a Kenya Volunteer Trip Application.


Please email us at [email protected] to learn more about contributing your time and talents.

Download Our Volunteer & Internships Opportunities Flyer

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Host an Event

Hosting a fundraising party, dinner, concert, bake sale, silent auction, talent show, or wine tasting are all fun ways to bring people together to learn about Kupenda’s work and impact.

Host an Event

The more people who are interested and involved in Kupenda’s work, the bigger the difference we can make in helping children with disability access the care they need and live full, healthy lives.

We have lots of experience with event hosting and can provide you with materials, videos and activity ideas and templates. We’d also be happy to come speak at your event and share our story and those of the children we serve.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Hosting A House Party


To learn more about hosting any type of event for Kupenda, email us at [email protected] or call us at (978) 626-1625.

Host an Event

Run, Bike, or Hike for Kupenda

Taking part in an athletic event is an amazing personal challenge and can increase awareness of Kupenda’s work and raise invaluable support for the children we serve.

Fitness and FUN for a Cause

Over the years, our supporters have run marathons, biked across America, and even hiked Mount Kilimanjaro to raise support for Kupenda! CLICK HERE to learn more about our upcoming Kilimanjaro Disability Advocacy Trips.

We can support your event by promoting it on our social media sites, collecting donation on our website, speaking at your fundraising event and providing media coverage during and after the event.

To learn more about joining or organizing an athletic event for Kupenda, email us at [email protected] You may also CALL us at (978)-626-1625.

Fitness for A Cause

Be An Artist for Kupenda

Artists can support Kupenda’s children through their art. This support helps increase awareness about the injustices people with disabilities face in most developing nations and helps raise funds for our grassroots advocacy programs.

Here are some of the creative ways you can use your art to support Kupenda’s children with disabilities.

ONLINE SALES

Sell your music, books or art online and donate a percentage to Kupenda through these websites

  • ReverbNation’s Music For Good
  • StageIt
  • eBay
  • Etsy
  • Amazon Smile

EVENT

Host an event showcasing your art while raising funds and awareness for Kupenda

  • Throw a benefit concert
  • Host a poetry slam
  • Arrange an open mic night
  • Host a benefit performance
  • Organize a gallery night

For more support or information on any of these sites or activities, email us at [email protected] or call us at (978)-626-1625.

Be An Artist

Invite Us to Speak

We love to share the story of Kupenda and the children we’ve supported in leading full, healthy lives. These stories raise awareness about the global situation for many people living with disabilities and help generate support for the children we serve.

When we visit your group, our executive director, Cindy Bauer, will tell the story of how she founded Kupenda for the Children alongside her friends and colleagues in Kenya. She’ll talk about those we’ve helped and the work that remains and how you and your group can become involved in supporting children with disabilities. Most importantly, Cindy will listen to your story – what you feel called to and where your personal mission might align with ours. Our visits are professional, but also relaxed and informative. We encourage participants to ask questions and lead discussions on the topics that arise naturally.


To learn more about inviting Kupenda to speak at your school, book club, church, workplace or bible study, email us at [email protected] or call us at (978) 626-1625.

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