Category: Cynthia Bauer

Kupenda Joins the International Disability and Development Consortium!

by Cynthia Bauer, Kupenda Founder and Executive Director

  • Posted on May 19, 2022

Last week I had the opportunity to represent Kupenda for the Children at the General Assembly of the International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) in Brussels, Belgium. IDDC “is a grouping of civil society organizations coming together around a common objective: promoting inclusive international development and humanitarian action with a special focus on the full…



Kupenda in the Classroom

by Lauren Blair

  • Posted on April 27, 2022

When I was in my early 20s, a presentation by Kupenda’s founder and Executive Director, Cynthia Bauer, changed the trajectory of my life. My close friend (and now husband), Pat, heard Cynthia give a speech about the organization’s work. Hearing her discuss how helping a handful of children with disabilities had turned into an organization…



Christmas Wishes from our Directors and Children!

by Kupenda

  • Posted on December 27, 2021

  Check out this 2-minute video update and Christmas wishes from our U.S. Director, Cynthia Bauer, our Kenyan Director, Leonard Mbonani, and our children in Kenya! Want to keep updated on Kupenda’s work? You can follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. And please also sign up for our monthly newsletter and updates here.  If you’re interested…



Kupenda’s Founder Reflects on 2021 and Shares the Story of Her Friend Nuru

by Cynthia Bauer, Kupenda Founder and Executive Director

  • Posted on December 9, 2021

Dear Friends, Nuru survived COVID-19 because of your support. Her cerebral palsy and other health issues resulted in her hospitalization when she contracted the virus. She was reunited with her classmates and family because of supporters like you. With little access to vaccinations in Kenya, COVID-19 rates have continued to soar, putting so many of…



Cynthia’s Song for Our Children and Families

by Kupenda

  • Posted on May 18, 2021

In honor of Mother’s Day, our founder and executive director, Cynthia Bauer, recorded this message and song about her niece, Ellie, who passed away in February at just 9 years old. Cynthia says, “The grief of losing a child is not unique…many of the families we support in Africa have lost children way too soon….but…



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