June 2021

Celebrating our Partnership with Thrivent!

by Kupenda

  • Posted on June 30, 2021

Kupenda is proud to be a Thrivent Choice®-enrolled organization! Through Thrivent’s programs, we are eligible to receive grant dollars, fee-free donations, and support from Thrivent Action Team service projects. We have seen firsthand how much of an impact Thrivent’s clients can make on our organization. To date we have received hundreds of dollars from generous…

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Stella Makes Strides Towards a Promising Future

by Mikayla Martin

  • Posted on June 29, 2021

Stella’s parents first noticed that she had cerebral palsy when she was a baby taking her first steps. Although they wanted to support her as much as possible, her mother’s income from farming and her father’s pay as a hotel housekeeper did not earn them enough to cover her medical and education expenses. Fortunately, Kupenda’s…

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Mercyline’s Story

by Rebecca Heidorn

  • Posted on June 27, 2021

Twenty-one-year-old Mercyline Rodgers has had a challenging life, and yet has excelled academically, socially and athletically because of Kupenda’s interventions and people like you who support our work. Mercyline enjoys spending time with others and participating in her school’s drama club, where she has been able to perform at the national level. She also competes…

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Meet Rebecca: An Intern’s Experience with Kupenda

by Rebecca Heidorn

  • Posted on June 9, 2021

I took Politics of the Developing World with Dr. Melkonian in the fall of my sophomore year at Gordon College. As part of the course, Dr. Melkonian had various guest speakers come to our class to discuss their work with various non-profits and faith-based organizations. One of such guest speakers was Cynthia Bauer, the Executive…

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