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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…



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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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Leonard Coming to America!

by Kupenda

  • Posted on May 1, 2014

Dear friends, It is really happening!  Our Kenya director, Leonard Mbonani, is coming to the U.S. for the first time!  He will be accompanied by our Kenyan vice-chairman, Norbert Deche, whose children graciously purchased his plane ticket.  Visas and plane tickets are in their hands and they will be stepping on U.S. soil on Thursday,…



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Updates from Kenya, 2014

by Kupenda

  • Posted on April 7, 2014

Dear Friends, Thank you so much for your continued support in a variety of ways.  You may have heard about some of the difficulties going on in Kenya.  In light of these things, I would like to ask for your prayers, support, and encouragement in the following areas: Safety: Since the terrorist attack at the…



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I Survived… Thank You!

by Kupenda

  • Posted on March 12, 2014

Well, it happened and I survived.  I suppose that’s the only way it can happen when you think of the alternative.  As you may have heard… I turned 40.    As many who have been there before me can relate, there was some anxiety and sadness about what it is supposed to mean to enter this…



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