March 2018

Remembering Winnie on World TB Day

by Kupenda

  • Posted on March 24, 2018

Today, tuberculosis (TB) is responsible for the death of more young people than any other communicable disease. It is estimated that 2 children die of TB every minute. It is also estimated that among every 100,00 people living in Sub-Saharan Africa, 350 have TB. The theme of this year’s World TB Day is “Wanted: Leaders for a…



A large group of Kenyan students all wearing light purple shirts.

Water, Wells & Wellness: Celebrating #WorldWaterDay at Marafa Special School

by Kupenda

  • Posted on March 22, 2018

On World Water Day (March 22 every year) we stand with our partners around the world in celebrating the importance of water. In Kenya, clean water can be hard to come by. Ten years ago this was one of the main reasons students with disabilities in Marafa had no place to go to school: the…



17 wicker baskets stacked against a wall.

Celebrating Delphina on International Women’s Day

by Kupenda

  • Posted on March 8, 2018

On International Women’s Day (IWD), March 8, we stand with our partners around the world in celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women like Delphina Dama, whose beautiful artwork has enabled her to provide for her family and encourage others living with disabilities. ___ Delphina Dama, 54, works hard making baskets and shoes to…



An adult man and woman standing beside each other outside.

Happy Birthday, Cynthia: A Few Words from Our Sponsors

by Kupenda

  • Posted on March 8, 2018

Today, while Kupenda’s founder and Executive Director, Cynthia Bauer, celebrated her birthday, the Kupenda community celebrated her life and thousands of other lives she’s saved through her work.  “Cindy is hands down one of the best leaders I have ever met – strategic, visionary, practical, empowering, persevering, passionate, humble, inspiring. Tho’ I am older than…



A Kenyan mother holding a child wearing a green top.

Kupenda Loves these Moms!

by Kupenda

  • Posted on March 2, 2018

Yesterday Kupenda’s founder, Cynthia Bauer, presented about the organization’s disability advocacy work to 45 women at two Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPs) groups. At the end of the second presentation, the groups’ leader, Jana Hemmerly-Brown, reflected on the day saying: “This is so amazing… I was just sitting here remembering that the MOPs themes for 2018 are …



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