Employment Challenges and Solutions for Caregivers of Children with Disabilities

by Kupenda

  In this 20-minute presentation, Lucky Mahenzo, Kuhenza’s Child Protection Officer, describes some of the unique and profound challenges that parents and caregivers of children with disabilities face in securing employment and maintaining an income to support their families. Kuhenza’s Program Officer, Loice Maluki, then describe the ways in which Kupenda and Kuhenza have worked…

How a Kenyan Boy Escaped Sexual Abuse

by Kupenda

Last year, while one of Kupenda’s volunteers was completing a Covid-19 interview with a caregiver, he learned that her son was being sexually abused by his father, who did not live with her but whom the child visited. Using Kupenda’s Child Case Management mobile app the volunteer was able to quickly notify our Kenyan staff…

Hundreds of Elite Bikers are Racing to Support Kids with Disabilities this Fall

by Kupenda

Kupenda’s long-time supporters at Adventures for the Cure (AFC) have run and biked thousands of miles and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to support children with disabilities in Kenya! This fall they’re at it again with their annual Rockburn Cross event! For the past 10 years, this event has drawn more than 400 cyclers…

Congratulations Aisha!

by Kupenda

Aisha Suleiman (15) was among the first learners to be admitted to the Timboni Special School, which Kupenda helped to establish last year. Due to the severity of her cerebral palsy, Aisha could not sit or crawl when she arrived at school. Her hands were also bent in such a way that she could not…

A Message from our Founder Requesting Support for our Kenyan Director

by Kupenda

By, Cynthia Bauer, Kupenda’s founder and Executive Director   Dear friends, Our Kenya director, Leonard Mbonani, has had a rough month and could use your prayers and encouragement. As many of you know Leonard was diagnosed with cancer (Non-Hodgkins Follicular Lymphoma) in 2016.  After a couple years of chemotherapy, he has had no evidence of disease for…

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