Author: Sandra Bauer

Furaha’s Story: How a Girl Who Once Couldn’t Walk or Write is now Excelling Physically, Socially and Academically

by Sandra Bauer

Furaha was born in 2004 with cerebral palsy that affected her legs, which has resulted in her being unable to walk. Although she only has moderate cognitive issues, she did not attend school for many years because her physical challenges made it too hard for her to travel to the local schools. In addition, Furaha’s…



Thomas Continues to Pursue His Dreams, Even During the Pandemic

by Sandra Bauer

By Sandra Bauer, Kupenda’s Child Sponsorship Coordinator Thomas Yaa Kithi was born in 2001 with no hearing at all. He spent most of his childhood living in a mud hut with a tin roof. His parents, a mason and a peasant farmer, are very poor and have 8 other children. When he was young, Thomas…



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