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Empowering Ruth: Community Support and Advocacy

by Kupenda

  • Posted on February 25, 2024

By, Sanjida Azad & Martha Karo For many children with disabilities like Ruth, their experiences and opportunities are largely determined by their community’s prevailing beliefs about disability. In many low- and middle-income countries, disabilities are often attributed to witchcraft or curses. This perception leads to mistreatment, social exclusion, and, tragically, even fatalities. To address this…

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Andrew’s Story: Small Things That Lead to a Large Impact

by Kupenda

  • Posted on February 9, 2024

By, Lauren Blair & Martha Karo For children with disabilities like Andrew, the difference between a life of mistreatment and isolation versus one of love and inclusion is often due to beliefs surrounding disability within their community. In many low- and middle-income countries, disabilities are believed to be the result of witchcraft or a curse,…

Update on the Health Status of Our Kenyan Director

by Kupenda

As some of you may recall, in 2016, Kupenda’s co-founder and Kenya director, Leonard Mbonani, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s follicular lymphoma. Although his early years of treatment were successful, he had a severe relapse in late 2021 that kept him out of work for several months. Kupenda’s founder and CEO, Cynthia Bauer, even traveled to Kenya to see him…


5 Ways We Provide Life-Saving Care to Children Using Our Mobile App

by Kupenda

  • Posted on July 8, 2022

Kupenda uses its Child Case Management Mobile Application to track child progress, provide local leaders with child counseling guides, and ensure children with urgent needs can access timely care. Some of the life-saving ways this app has helped children in our program include the following: 1.Preventing and Addressing Abuse: The app enables Kupenda’s trained disability…

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This Weekend, Meet our Fathers in Kenya and Honor Yours!

by Kupenda

  • Posted on June 10, 2022

This weekend, you can celebrate Father’s Day by learning about our dads in Kenya and honoring the special men in your life with a meaningful gift! Father’s Day is coming up this Sunday, June 19th. In Kenya, many of the fathers in our programs help raise children, teach them values and life skills, and provide…

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