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Two Kenyan girls standing outside their school with their arms around each other.

Children at Risk and Teacher Strikes in Kenya

by Kupenda

  • Posted on September 22, 2015

Dear friends, September is always a financially tough time of year for us, as it is for many nonprofits.  Additionally, while school is in full swing here in the U.S., millions of children across Kenya are missing out on much-needed education. Teacher strikes, due to conflict over government pay raises, have stopped public education that…

14 adults standing outside of a building, smiling at the camera

Successful Meeting with Local Healers, Pastors, and Healthcare Professionals

by Kupenda

  • Posted on June 30, 2015

Today we had the much-anticipated meeting with local traditional healers, pastors, and healthcare professionals.  We all opened with prayer and the discussion was respectful and nonstop from thereon.  No one wanted to break for lunch as everyone was so involved with the conversation.  It lasted from 9 am to 4 pm without any breaks and…

An elderly man sitting before a red wall wearing patterned hat.

Traditional Healers, Medical Doctors, and Pastors… Disability Meeting

by Kupenda

  • Posted on June 25, 2015

“It has always seemed to me that broken things, just like broken people, get used more; it’s probably because God has more pieces to work with.” ~Bob Goff “Love Does”   Hi, friends. I’m headed to Kenya, fingers crossed, tomorrow evening.  This is the third attempt to get to Kenya this year.   We had…

9 Kenyan boys looking at the camera, smiling, holding a thumbs up.

Kenyan Farmers Caring for Children with Disabilities!

by Kupenda

  • Posted on June 4, 2015

“But of the best leaders, when their work is done, the people will say ‘We have done it ourselves’.”     (Lao Tzu)   Dear Friends, Thanks to your support local Kenyans are farming for kids with disabilities!  Your contributions have enabled us to provide awareness about disability issues to local churches, parents, government officials, and…

Two young Kenyan children wearing plaid shirts, sitting in a blue chair.

A Beautiful Story of a Pastor and a Family Impacted by Disability in Tanzania

by Kupenda

  • Posted on December 9, 2014

“But Jesus called the children to him and said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these’”.  (Luke 18:16)   With much love and gratitude, thanks to your support, people in Kenya and Tanzania are being empowered to include people with…

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