December 2020

Kenyan pastor sitting beside a young girl in blue chairs outside

Pastor Zaki’s Story: How Kupenda’s Disability Training Empowered Him to Help Loice

by Kupenda

  • Posted on December 10, 2020

“Before attending a [Kupenda] pastors’ workshop to be empowered with information on how to care and fight for the rights of children with disabilities, I used to have this girl in my church. Her name is Loice and she has a hearing impairment. At first I felt bad and at a loss because I could…



Brighton- smiling young boy wearing a red and white gingham shirt.

A Future for Brighton

by Kupenda

  • Posted on December 9, 2020

Brighton is a very intelligent 8-year-old boy and a student at Kizurini Special School in Pre-primary 1. He is a good student who excels in math. He even helps other students with their studying. His parents were divorced and left him in the care of his impoverished grandmother. Kupenda was called to action when they…



Valentine- smiling young girl sitting in a green chair, wearing a bright yellow shirt.

Valentine’s Mother Shares a Story of Transformation

by Kupenda

  • Posted on December 7, 2020

“I used to give birth at home and I did not see the importance of me going to the hospital. When I was pregnant with my sixth born, I thought it was going to be a business as usual. But after struggling to give birth at home for four days I eventually delivered at Malindi…



Mikayla Martin headshot- smiling with background of green forestry.

Meet Mikayla: An Intern’s Thoughts on Kupenda & International Day of Persons with Disabilities

by Mikayla Martin

  • Posted on December 3, 2020

I first met Kupenda’s founder, Cynthia Bauer, during one of my classes at Gordon College. It had taken until my sophomore year at college for a conversation about disability to be hosted and encouraged. After class, I approached Cindy and we later were able to meet and discuss our experiences with disability, and the stigma…



Five young boys posing together, carrying 3 watermelons.

Happy World’s Children Day!

by Cynthia Bauer, Kupenda Founder and Executive Director

  • Posted on December 1, 2020

On November 20th we celebrated World’s Children Day. This special day is dedicated to the anniversary of the United Nations’ Declaration on the Rights of the Child.  As we recently passed Thanksgiving, we had the opportunity to reflect on what we are thankful for. This year we are especially grateful for the international community’s commitment…



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