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An adult man standing outside beside two young boys

Extreme Athleticism and Generosity

by Cynthia Bauer, Kupenda Founder and Executive Director

  • Posted on April 15, 2021

by Cynthia Bauer, Kupenda Founder and Executive Director On April 17th, Pat Blair is celebrating his 40th birthday by running 62 miles around Patapsco Valley Park (Maryland) and raising funds for Kupenda for the Children! Pat is the co-founder of Adventures for the Cure (AFC), an organization that has raised thousands of dollars for Kupenda…



Challenging Social Norms on Disability

Challenging Social Norms: Making Sexual and Reproductive Health Accessible to People with Disabilities

by Kupenda

  • Posted on April 9, 2021

Despite having the same sexual and reproductive health (SRH) needs as anyone else, people with disabilities often face stigma, discrimination, and barriers that prevent them from accessing SRH information and services. How can we work to meet the SRH needs of all people, including those with disabilities? To explore this issue, Sarah V. Harlan, Partnerships…



Four Kenyan boys in matching blue shirts smile at the camera.

Your Gifts Helped Us Meet our Match and Support Over 9,000 Children!

by Cynthia Bauer, Kupenda Founder and Executive Director

  • Posted on March 16, 2021

“Kindness is a language which the blind can see and the deaf can hear.” ~ African Proverb Thanks to all of you we have gone beyond our $50,000 goal for the match from our generous donor! That means you raised more than $100,000 in the last few months! We are so grateful for each donation,…



A glimpse at Kenyan teen, Amani Patrick, in 2013 versus 2021

Including Amani: A Young Man’s Journey to Independence

by Jessica Charles

  • Posted on March 10, 2021

When we first met Amani Patrick more than 10 years ago, he was struggling to communicate due to his limited sign language skills. Although his parents wished they could send him to school, their jobs as a painter and peasant farmer did not earn them enough income to cover his tuition fees. Amani Thrives at…



Emily Morrison receiving a donor appreciation gift at Kupenda’s 2019 Spring Celebration. Emily has given generously, both on her own and through her family foundation, to support children with disabilities in Kenya for more than 6 years. Hundreds of children are alive and thriving today because of her unwavering support and compassion.

How Do I Love a Body that Does not Love Itself?

by Kupenda

  • Posted on March 7, 2021

So often we write and talk about disability, but what does disability actually feel like for the people who experience it? What is their physical and social reality like on a daily basis? How does their disability shape the way they see themselves and the world? Earlier this month, one of Kupenda’s longtime friends and…



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