Month: October 2018

A Future for Emmanuel

by Kupenda

Two months ago, if you had told Alex Mchengo that his son would soon be gaining weight, holding utensils, and preparing to go to school, he wouldn’t have believed you. Until recently, all Alex knew of his son, Emmanuel, was that he couldn’t walk or talk and that none of the prayers and rituals he’s…



How 27 Middle School Students Sponsored a Child and Raised Support for Children with Disabilities in Kenya!

by Kupenda

In the 6 years since it was founded, the Global Ambassadors Club, has raised money to build schools, construct toilet facilities and provide clean water in countries such as Sudan, Honduras, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Panama, and Cuba. Last year, this incredible group of 27 middle school students also raised $1,500 for Kupenda and sponsored a…



In their Own Words: 10 People Impacted by Disability and Poverty Share their Stories

by Kupenda

25 years ago the United Nations declared October 17 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.  We could tell you facts and data about poverty in developing nations and how families impacted by disability often suffer more extreme poverty due to discrimination from their neighbors and local leaders – but we know you’ve heard it…



Celebrating Simba and other Mothers of Children with Disabilities on Int’l Day of Rural Women

by Kupenda

October 15 is International Day of Rural Women! Today, we stand beside the UN and our global partners in celebrating the invaluable contributions of women who live in rural, under-resourced communities and yet continue to provide for their families, care for their neighbors, and support economic growth for their nations. Among these strong women are…



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