Category: Program Evaluation

Let’s Talk Numbers: Proving the Effectiveness and Cost Efficiency of Kupenda’s Work

by Kupenda

In 2017 and 2018, under a grant from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development, Kupenda conducted an 18-month, mix-method program evaluation that showed how our Disability Training Program for Community Leaders is both cost-efficient and highly effective in saving and improving the lives of children with disabilities. Here’s what we learned.   Changes in…



Tanzania NGO Uses Kupenda’s Pastor Training to Benefit Hundreds of Children with Disabilities

by Kupenda

By, Madeleine McMurray, EMFERD volunteer Disability in Tanzania In a society of deep religious conviction, the roots of disability are often seen through a  Biblical lens – though not always with compassion. For many well-meaning Tanzanians, disability is conceived of as a curse, a punishment from an angry God, and a sign of brokenness. In…



Kupenda Expands to Sierra Leone!

by Cynthia Bauer, Kupenda Founder and Executive Director

Kupenda has a global vision to benefit the millions of people with disabilities in low-income countries through the provision of resources and training to organizations already involved with local people. The hope is that they can replicate our work and proactively ensure that children with disabilities have access to community, education, and medical services. One…



DFID Part 1: The Gift inside this Grant

by Kupenda

This year, on July 5, the Kupenda team celebrated an unexpected victory: we won the 7th Innovation Challenge of the Amplify program, a partnership between the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), IDEO.org, and OpenIDEO! This was exciting for several reasons: We were 1 of just 6 organizations to receive this grant among 489 applicants,…



What Makes Kupenda Different: First-Year Reflections from our Development Director

by Kupenda

Dear Friends, My first year working with Kupenda has been predictably fun, challenging and inspiring, but has also been unpredictable in many ways. After 15 years working in global development – for small and big organizations, on private and government projects, in the U.S. and abroad – I thought I’d seen it all. But this…



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