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Improving the lives of children with disabilities
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Improving the lives of children with disabilities
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Improving the lives of children with disabilities

What We Do

 

There are 580 million children with disabilities and 80% live in developing nations. Most of these children are neglected, abused, and excluded from community life.

Each year, Kupenda trains thousands of families, youth, and leaders as disability advocates. These advocates then help 70,000 children with disabilities access the education, medical care, and inclusion they deserve.

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Advocacy Programs

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Education Programs

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Medical Programs

How Is Kupenda Different?

We Don’t Ship Supplies Oversees

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

We Don’t Exclude

As 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 another. They then craft time-bound plans that are tailored to their local context and driven by their personal conviction.

What Else Can I Do To Help?

Recent News and Stories

An Evening with Kupenda

Earlier this month, Kupenda hosted a house party where our supporters heard updates about Kupenda, learned about upcoming opportunities, and enjoyed a meal together! Sheila Leddy, a friend and representative from Imago Dei Fund, shared the following about why her foundation has supported Kupenda for the past 7 years: “I have had the enormous privilege…

Kupenda’s Disability Guidebook: Supporting Communities to Better Understand Disabilities

In low- and middle-income countries around the world, people with disabilities are often neglected, abandoned, abused, or even murdered due to the belief that a person with a disability has been cursed by God or witchcraft. In response to this negative stigma, Kupenda utilizes a number of tools to educate communities about disability and what…

Fighting for the Right to Education and Inclusion: Rita’s Story

  Due to negative stigma about her disability, Rita’s parents abandoned her to the care of her uncle, Barnabas. Throughout Kupenda’s programs, 70% of children with disabilities have lost either one or both parents. This is due to social perceptions that disabilities are a curse from God and the lack of support families often receive.…