Child Success Stories

This Giving Tuesday, Invest in Children Who Become Leaders for Inclusion

by Lauren Blair

  • Posted on November 8, 2023

Kupenda’s child sponsorship program offers children with disabilities a way to access an education, medical care, nutritional support, and counseling. However, many people may not know that, when these children become adults, they are also better equipped to build their future through further education, vocational programs, and income-generating activities. Simply put, child sponsorship is not…

Finding a Loving Place

by Sandra Bauer

  • Posted on October 15, 2023

After a delayed start to her education and a number of other challenges, Furaha will finally be doing what once seemed out of reach. With a combination of hard work, perseverance, and Kupenda’s support, Furaha will be starting high school this January! Uncertain Beginnings When she was a young girl, Furaha could only dream of…

Transforming Lives Through Counseling: A Conversation with Kupenda’s Mental Health Officer

by Sanjida Azad

  • Posted on October 5, 2023

In a world where mental health struggles often remain hidden behind closed doors, organizations like Kupenda for the Children are shining a light on the importance of addressing mental well-being, especially in children with disabilities and their families. We had the privilege of sitting down with Martha Omar, a dedicated psychologist working with Kupenda in…

What if We Didn’t Exist?

by Rebecca Heidorn

  • Posted on August 29, 2023

A Family Desperate for Help Just months after her birth, Yaakim began to show signs of significant health issues. Her family had no idea why she was doing so poorly, and they were scared for her life. Her head was enlarged, she constantly cried, wouldn’t feed, appeared malnourished, wasn’t getting enough sleep, and had difficulty…

Transforming Challenges Into Triumph: Simon’s Remarkable Journey

by Sanjida Azad

  • Posted on August 27, 2023

When Simon was a toddler, an unexpected illness, a resulting disability, and stigma in his community left an indelible mark on his life. The intervention he received had lasting effects on his ability to walk, and he developed a pronounced limp and weakened hands. Despite the trials that followed, Simon’s family remained committed to improving…

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