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The Naming of a Child… Providing Humanity, Forgiveness, and Grace

by Kupenda

  • Posted on October 9, 2014

After thirty-seven years, a name was given to a Kenyan baby who was killed at birth because he had a cleft pallet and club feet. If you read the first chapter of the Kupenda book “An Unlikely Gift”, you know the horrific story of a baby boy who was drowned just after his birth because…

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Kupenda Update and Plans… Including Plans to Hike Africa’s Largest Mountain!

by Kupenda

  • Posted on September 10, 2014

It’s difficult to fully comprehend all that has gone on with Kupenda over the last year until I write it down and when I do I see that we’ve progressed much further than I could have imagined.  Our 2014 fiscal year (July 2013 – June 2014) annual report is complete. Here you can read about…

A Kenyan child looking into the distance with the sun shining behind them.

Tanzania Trip Report and Reflections

by Kupenda

  • Posted on July 15, 2014

It’s been about a week since we finished our two week trip to Chalinze Tanzania with 13 volunteers (plus my brother Andy and I leading) to partner with Kulea Child Care Villages in reaching out to children with disabilities.  It was especially hard for Andy and me not to be with the kids we love…

An adult man standing, speaking to a crowd of listening adults

Kupenda Expanding to Tanzania!

by Kupenda

  • Posted on June 13, 2014

Dear friends, A lot of things are happening in Kenya both good and hard… We’ve learned they often go together.  Locals in Kenya are empowered to assist with disability needs in their own communities although terrorist threats continue to impact the coast.  This combination of facts has resulted in us expanding Kupenda’s efforts to Tanzania…

A Kenyan male standing outside, beside a young Kenyan boy.

Lessons Learned from Kenyans in the U.S.

by Kupenda

  • Posted on June 3, 2014

Dear friends, It’s crazy that Leonard and Norbert have already come and gone from the U.S.!  I find myself missing them already.  Having them share in developing the Kupenda vision as we met with different schools and organizations was really nice…considering most of my work on the U.S. side is usually a solo show.  We…

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