Month: September 2019

Tanzania NGO Uses Kupenda’s Pastor Training to Benefit Hundreds of Children with Disabilities

by Kupenda

By, Madeleine McMurray, EMFERD volunteer Disability in Tanzania In a society of deep religious conviction, the roots of disability are often seen through a  Biblical lens – though not always with compassion. For many well-meaning Tanzanians, disability is conceived of as a curse, a punishment from an angry God, and a sign of brokenness. In…



A Conversation with Long-term Donor and Disability Advocate, Maurizio Beghelli

by Kupenda

Italian philanthropist, Maurizio Beghelli, has given generously to support Kupenda and Kuhenza’s work in Kenya for more than 10 years. Through his company, website and giving, Maurizio advocates with leaders and communities in both Kenya and Italy for improved care for children with disabilities. In this interview, Maurizio talks openly and passionately about why he…



A Smile at Last

by Kupenda

By, Martha Karo, Kupenda’s Kenyan Project Director   Hadija Kaingu, 19, is living with autism. Her condition is accompanied with epilepsy which forces her to use drugs on daily basis to control her seizures. She does not have speech, does not make eye contact, and has a very short concentration span. Hadija is not toilet…



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