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Overcoming Transportation Barriers to Access Education: Margaret’s Story

by Sandra Bauer

  • Posted on August 5, 2022

In rural Kenya, most students must walk to school. Depending on how far away the school is, some students may walk up to eight miles each day. In many villages, none of the residents own cars, although a few own motorbikes. Some villages do not even have roads. This lack of transportation is especially problematic…



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How Hardworking Halima Graduated from School at 30 Years Old!

by Sandra Bauer

  • Posted on July 22, 2022

When Kupenda first met Halima, she had a poor walking gait, no speech, and struggled with concentration. Her cerebral palsy had also caused her to experience frequent drooling and discomfort from flat feet. She was able to communicate a bit using basic sign language and a few sounds. Accessing Education At home, Halima’s parents, Kadzo…



Something to Smile About

by Rebecca Majeau

  • Posted on July 11, 2022

Here’s something to smile about: you can support Kupenda while you shop on AmazonSmile! With Amazon Prime Days coming up on Tuesday and Wednesday (July 12 and 13), this is the perfect time to begin using AmazonSmile to care for children with disabilities in Kenya! Do you shop on Amazon? If so, AmazonSmile makes it…



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

by Emma Reiner

  • 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…



 Faith’s Journey From Survival to Security

by Lauren Blair

  • Posted on July 8, 2022

When Faith’s mother, Rehema, first arrived at Kupenda’s office in Kenya, she didn’t know where else to turn. Her daughter’s intellectual and physical disabilities required more time and resources than she had, especially as she was already busy sustaining her family’s other basic needs. Since Rehema worked odd jobs, it was nearly impossible for her…



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