March 2023

Kupenda for the Children’s 20th Anniversary: Two Decades of Supporting Children with Disabilities

by Rebecca Heidorn

Cynthia Bauer, Kupenda’s Founder and CEO, always imagined that she would pursue a career in wildlife biology. In fact, when she found herself in Kilifi, Kenya for the first time, she was completing field research in pursuit of a master’s degree in applied ecology from Eastern University of Ecology. It was there, in Kilifi, that…

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World Water Day: How Kupenda Is Addressing Water Barriers for People With Disabilities

by Lauren Blair

  • Posted on March 21, 2023

Kupenda for the Children works to expand opportunities for thousands of children with disabilities to live a more prosperous life, including when it comes to accessing clean water. Throughout the world, 2 billion people do not have safe water to drink, and 3.6 billion people do not have access to basic sanitation. That is why…

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In a World of Disparity, Kupenda is Working to Save Children from Premature Death

by Lucie Rutherford

  • Posted on March 7, 2023

A recent report from the United Nations, titled “Levels and trends in child mortality,” brought to light sobering statistics regarding the well-being of children around the world. In 2021, a child or young person died every 4.4 seconds, 5 million children died before their fifth birthday, and another 2.1 million died between the ages of…

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World Hearing Day: Learn How Kupenda Empowers Children Like Rose

by Lucie Rutherford

  • Posted on March 2, 2023

Part of Kupenda’s mission is to provide services for thousands of children that experience stigma surrounding disability, including those with hearing loss and deafness. March 3rd marks the World Health Organization’s “World Hearing Day,” a time to raise awareness for the prevention of hearing loss and deafness and promote ear and hearing care. Today over…

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