Year: 2014

A Kenyan child looking into the distance with the sun shining behind them.

Tanzania Trip Report and Reflections

by Kupenda

  • Posted on July 15, 2014

It’s been about a week since we finished our two week trip to Chalinze Tanzania with 13 volunteers (plus my brother Andy and I leading) to partner with Kulea Child Care Villages in reaching out to children with disabilities.  It was especially hard for Andy and me not to be with the kids we love…



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Kupenda Expanding to Tanzania!

by Kupenda

  • Posted on June 13, 2014

Dear friends, A lot of things are happening in Kenya both good and hard… We’ve learned they often go together.  Locals in Kenya are empowered to assist with disability needs in their own communities although terrorist threats continue to impact the coast.  This combination of facts has resulted in us expanding Kupenda’s efforts to Tanzania…



A Kenyan male standing outside, beside a young Kenyan boy.

Lessons Learned from Kenyans in the U.S.

by Kupenda

  • Posted on June 3, 2014

Dear friends, It’s crazy that Leonard and Norbert have already come and gone from the U.S.!  I find myself missing them already.  Having them share in developing the Kupenda vision as we met with different schools and organizations was really nice…considering most of my work on the U.S. side is usually a solo show.  We…



A Kenyan man standing before a group of 20 listeners with one arm raised.

Leonard Coming to America!

by Kupenda

  • Posted on May 1, 2014

Dear friends, It is really happening!  Our Kenya director, Leonard Mbonani, is coming to the U.S. for the first time!  He will be accompanied by our Kenyan vice-chairman, Norbert Deche, whose children graciously purchased his plane ticket.  Visas and plane tickets are in their hands and they will be stepping on U.S. soil on Thursday,…



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Updates from Kenya, 2014

by Kupenda

  • Posted on April 7, 2014

Dear Friends, Thank you so much for your continued support in a variety of ways.  You may have heard about some of the difficulties going on in Kenya.  In light of these things, I would like to ask for your prayers, support, and encouragement in the following areas: Safety: Since the terrorist attack at the…



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