July 2023

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Challenge Yourself to Make a Change

by Rebecca Heidorn

  • Posted on July 18, 2023

Pat Blair, a long-time supporter of Kupenda, is using his athletic abilities to support children with disabilities this month! Throughout July, Pat will be running an average of a marathon (26.2 miles) per day to raise funds for Kupenda! When asked why he chooses to support Kupenda with his talents, he said, “When Adam Driscoll…

Disability Inclusion in Sierra Leone

Casting a Wider Net for Disability Inclusion in Sierra Leone

by Lauren Blair

  • Posted on July 18, 2023

For the past five years, Enable the Children (ETC), a program under World Hope International (WHI), has been utilizing Kupenda’s disability trainings among community leaders in Sierra Leone. These trainings are crucial in many low-income communities where disabilities are believed to be caused by witchcraft or a curse. In these environments, the difference between someone…

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Sharon’s Journey to Empowerment: Overcoming Challenges and Embracing Support

by Sanjida Azad

  • Posted on July 13, 2023

In the coastal community of Mijomboni, Kilifi, Kenya, a determined eight-year-old girl named Sharon faces numerous obstacles on her journey towards empowerment. Raised by her elderly grandmother alongside her siblings, Sharon’s life has been marked by adversity and mental health challenges. However, her perseverance, along with the support of Kupenda for the Children, has created…

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Serving Those Who Are Suffering: Kenya Executive Director, Leonard Mbonani, Explains How His Faith Impacts His Work

by Lauren Blair

  • Posted on July 6, 2023

Many years ago, I had the privilege of researching the story of Kupenda for the Children for the book, An Unlikely Gift. Throughout this process, I was struck by how God uniquely prepared people such as our co-founder and Kenya Executive Director, Leonard Mbonani, to serve children with disabilities and their families. Today, I continue…

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