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How to Help Children like Amina! #WorldOrphanDay

by Kupenda

Last week we celebrated the United Nation’s World Orphan Day. A day where we recognize that 70% of children with disabilities we’ve encountered are orphaned in countries like Kenya. This is often because of the stigma related to their disability.   Our friend Amina was abandoned by both of her parents when they discovered she…



Join us in Welcoming Nancy Pagels to the Kupenda Team!

by Kupenda

We are so please to welcome Nancy Pagels as Kupenda’s new Administrative Assistant and Bookkeeper! Nancy has over 4 decades of experience managing office operations including 10+ years in financial recording and reporting. Prior to joining Kupenda, Nancy worked for an international nonprofit organization where she planned global conferences and prepared all logistics and financial materials for…



A Future for Emmanuel

by Kupenda

Two months ago, if you had told Alex Mchengo that his son would soon be gaining weight, holding utensils, and preparing to go to school, he wouldn’t have believed you. Until recently, all Alex knew of his son, Emmanuel, was that he couldn’t walk or talk and that none of the prayers and rituals he’s…



How 27 Middle School Students Sponsored a Child and Raised Support for Children with Disabilities in Kenya!

by Kupenda

In the 6 years since it was founded, the Global Ambassadors Club, has raised money to build schools, construct toilet facilities and provide clean water in countries such as Sudan, Honduras, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Panama, and Cuba. Last year, this incredible group of 27 middle school students also raised $1,500 for Kupenda and sponsored a…



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