December 2021

Christmas Wishes from our Directors and Children!

by Kupenda

  • Posted on December 27, 2021

  Check out this 2-minute video update and Christmas wishes from our U.S. Director, Cynthia Bauer, our Kenyan Director, Leonard Mbonani, and our children in Kenya! Want to keep updated on Kupenda’s work? You can follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. And please also sign up for our monthly newsletter and updates here.  If you’re interested…

How the Upendo Support Group is Helping Parents Care For One Another and Their Children with Disabilities

by Loice Maluki

  • Posted on December 10, 2021

Kuhenza for the Children uses many different approaches in an effort to educate and support parents with a disabled child. One initiative is to assist parents to form support groups where they can help each other. As mentioned many times before, we often come across incorrect beliefs about disability and its causes. So, for parents…

Kupenda’s Founder Reflects on 2021 and Shares the Story of Her Friend Nuru

by Cynthia Bauer, Kupenda Founder and Executive Director

  • Posted on December 9, 2021

Dear Friends, Nuru survived COVID-19 because of your support. Her cerebral palsy and other health issues resulted in her hospitalization when she contracted the virus. She was reunited with her classmates and family because of supporters like you. With little access to vaccinations in Kenya, COVID-19 rates have continued to soar, putting so many of…

Kupenda’s Award-Winning Documentary

by Rebecca Majeau

  • Posted on December 8, 2021

We are thrilled to announce that on November 30, 2021, the “Kupenda” documentary was awarded Best Feature Film at the Inclús, Barcelona International Disability Film Festival. Not only is the award accompanied by a financial prize, but more importantly, it offers an incredible opportunity to share our mission with the world. In 2016, filmmaker, Philip…

Give A Gift That Matters

by Rebecca Majeau

  • Posted on December 3, 2021

Looking for the perfect present this holiday season? Give the gift of hope to a child in need! You can donate to Kupenda in honor or in memory of someone you love. Your gift will help save lives and create a brighter future for children with disabilities in Kenya. Here’s how you can help: $20…

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