2018

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 …



Logo for the world day of justice.

Celebrating World Day of Social Justice: Zainabu’s Story

by Cynthia Bauer, Kupenda Founder and Executive Director

  • Posted on February 20, 2018

Zainabu’s story demonstrates how Kupenda is activating government officials, local leaders, and parents to come together and improve the lives of children with disabilities in their communities. Six-year-old Zainabu does not walk or talk because of her cerebral palsy. Although her family longs to help her, their small farm plot generates less than a dollar…



A group of 8 Kenyan school boys who are in a classroom.

Thanks to You, Our Valentines

by Jessica Charles

  • Posted on February 14, 2018

I was at a party recently where the host complained that the neighborhood parents were buying their children “game boys from Cupid for Valentines Day.” My face must have shown an appropriate level of surprise because then she added “I know! My children only get Legos from Cupid!” Somehow I missed the boat on the…



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