November 2017

38 children and two adults holding their hands in the air.

World Orphan Day: Celebrating Kupenda’s Prevention Approach

by Kupenda

  • Posted on November 17, 2017

This week the world is celebrating International Orphans Day. At Kupenda, we join our colleagues in commemorating this special day by raising support for vulnerable young people but also by highlighting the need to prevent orphanhood in the first place. More than 70% of children with disabilities in our programs and millions more around the…

Five children hugging each other and smiling.

DFID Part 1: The Gift inside this Grant

by Kupenda

  • Posted on November 13, 2017

This year, on July 5, the Kupenda team celebrated an unexpected victory: we won the 7th Innovation Challenge of the Amplify program, a partnership between the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID),, and OpenIDEO! This was exciting for several reasons: We were 1 of just 6 organizations to receive this grant among 489 applicants,…

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