Month: April 2021

“It all comes down to love” Reflections on our Documentary from People with Disabilities

by Kupenda

“Nothing for us without us.” A long-standing reminder about the importance of including people with disabilities in interventions designed to support them. With this in mind, we invited our friend Susie Lotharius to host a screening of our “KUPENDA” documentary for a group she runs in Atlanta, Georgia, called Every Voice Matters. Members of this…



“Not a typical nonprofit”: A Conversation with one of our Foundation Representatives

by Kupenda

Craig Hammon wears many hats: he’s a mentor to Kupenda’s founder, a child sponsor, a generous donor, a guest speaker at our 2019 gala, and a trustee at a Foundation that has invested more than $650,000 in Kupenda’s work to improve the lives of children living with disabilities. For more than a decade, Craig also…



Extreme Athleticism and Generosity

by Cynthia Bauer, Kupenda Founder and Executive Director

by Cynthia Bauer, Kupenda Founder and Executive Director On April 17th, Pat Blair is celebrating his 40th birthday by running 62 miles around Patapsco Valley Park (Maryland) and raising funds for Kupenda for the Children! Pat is the co-founder of Adventures for the Cure (AFC), an organization that has raised thousands of dollars for Kupenda…



Challenging Social Norms: Making Sexual and Reproductive Health Accessible to People with Disabilities

by Kupenda

Despite having the same sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs as anyone else, people with disabilities often face stigma, discrimination, and barriers that prevent them from accessing SRH information and services. How can we work to meet the SRH needs of all people, including those with disabilities? To explore this issue, Sarah V. Harlan, Partnerships…



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