Category: Charitable Giving

Jon Andrews Runs 4 Kupenda

by Kupenda

I started my journey with Kupenda and a relationship with Safari Andau Mkare, a young boy [in Kupenda’s sponsorship program], over two decades ago. At the time, an $90 annual donation could completely cover school fees for [children like Safari for] an entire year. Over the years, the school has grown from 15 students in…



Celebrating our Partnership with Thrivent!

by Kupenda

Kupenda is proud to be a Thrivent Choice®-enrolled organization! Through Thrivent’s programs, we are eligible to receive grant dollars, fee-free donations, and support from Thrivent Action Team service projects. We have seen firsthand how much of an impact Thrivent’s clients can make on our organization. To date we have received hundreds of dollars from generous…



Your Gifts Helped Us Meet our Match and Support Over 9,000 Children!

by Cynthia Bauer, Kupenda Founder and Executive Director

“Kindness is a language which the blind can see and the deaf can hear.” ~ African Proverb Thanks to all of you we have gone beyond our $50,000 goal for the match from our generous donor! That means you raised more than $100,000 in the last few months! We are so grateful for each donation,…



Including Amani: A Young Man’s Journey to Independence

by Jessica Charles

When we first met Amani Patrick more than 10 years ago, he was struggling to communicate due to his limited sign language skills. Although his parents wished they could send him to school, their jobs as a painter and peasant farmer did not earn them enough income to cover his tuition fees. Amani Thrives at…



How Do I Love a Body that Does not Love Itself?

by Kupenda

So often we write and talk about disability, but what does disability actually feel like for the people who experience it? What is their physical and social reality like on a daily basis? How does their disability shape the way they see themselves and the world? Earlier this month, one of Kupenda’s longtime friends and…



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