November 2021

Help End Isolation and Shame This Giving Tuesday

by Kupenda

  • Posted on November 30, 2021

By, Lauren Blair, Kupenda’s Board Chair Help End Isolation and Shame This Giving Tuesday Happy Giving Tuesday! Thankfully, many of us have decreased the amount of seclusion and isolation we experienced at the height of the pandemic. However, for many children with disabilities, this is a continued way of life. Throughout the world, children with…



Patty’s Perspective

by Jessica Charles

  • Posted on November 29, 2021

Patty Prasada-Rao is one of the warmest people you’ll ever meet. She has a big smile and an even bigger heart. When I sat with her for an interview earlier this year I knew we had a lot of ground to cover, as she’s been involved with Kupenda for nearly 2 decades as a Board…



Meet Moses: An 8 Year Journey with Kupenda

by Rebecca Majeau

  • Posted on November 29, 2021

Kupenda has had the privilege of knowing Moses Ushindi Katana for nearly a decade. Over the last eight years, Moses has grown into a kind, sociable young man who aspires to become a police officer like his father. Moses has sickle cell anemia, a blood disorder which can cause severe pain, swelling of the limbs,…



Employment Challenges and Solutions for Caregivers of Children with Disabilities

by Kupenda

  • Posted on November 12, 2021

  In this 20-minute presentation, Lucky Mahenzo, Kuhenza’s Child Protection Officer, describes some of the unique and profound challenges that parents and caregivers of children with disabilities face in securing employment and maintaining an income to support their families. Kuhenza’s Program Officer, Loice Maluki, then describe the ways in which Kupenda and Kuhenza have worked…



How a Kenyan Boy Escaped Sexual Abuse

by Kupenda

  • Posted on November 4, 2021

Last year, while one of Kupenda’s volunteers was completing a Covid-19 interview with a caregiver, he learned that her son was being sexually abused by his father, who did not live with her but whom the child visited. Using Kupenda’s Child Case Management mobile app the volunteer was able to quickly notify our Kenyan staff…



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