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Kupenda Expanding to Tanzania!

by Kupenda

  • Posted on June 13, 2014

Dear friends, A lot of things are happening in Kenya both good and hard… We’ve learned they often go together.  Locals in Kenya are empowered to assist with disability needs in their own communities although terrorist threats continue to impact the coast.  This combination of facts has resulted in us expanding Kupenda’s efforts to Tanzania…

A Kenyan male standing outside, beside a young Kenyan boy.

Lessons Learned from Kenyans in the U.S.

by Kupenda

  • Posted on June 3, 2014

Dear friends, It’s crazy that Leonard and Norbert have already come and gone from the U.S.!  I find myself missing them already.  Having them share in developing the Kupenda vision as we met with different schools and organizations was really nice…considering most of my work on the U.S. side is usually a solo show.  We…

A Kenyan man standing before a group of 20 listeners with one arm raised.

Leonard Coming to America!

by Kupenda

  • Posted on May 1, 2014

Dear friends, It is really happening!  Our Kenya director, Leonard Mbonani, is coming to the U.S. for the first time!  He will be accompanied by our Kenyan vice-chairman, Norbert Deche, whose children graciously purchased his plane ticket.  Visas and plane tickets are in their hands and they will be stepping on U.S. soil on Thursday,…

An outdoor parking garage which has been absolutely destroyed by a terrorist attack.

Impact of Kenya Terrorist Attack on Kupenda

by Kupenda

  • Posted on October 2, 2013

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”     ~ (Joshua 1:9) Dear Friends, Thank you for your continued support and encouragement for children with disabilities in Kenya. Many people have asked me…

Two Kenyan children smile at school in Gede

Gede Children Pray for a Peaceful Election

by Kupenda

  • Posted on February 28, 2013

With only five days to the election, Gede students, teachers and parents gathered in the school dining hall for prayers yesterday at noon before going home.  The headteacher had to explain why the Government found it not safe for children to remain in schools at this election time.  Lead by Rev. Mangi (Kupenda Kenya board…

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