Tag: advocacy

A Future for Brighton

by Kupenda

Brighton is a very intelligent 8-year-old boy and a student at Kizurini Special School in Pre-primary 1. He is a good student who excels in math. He even helps other students with their studying. His parents were divorced and left him in the care of his impoverished grandmother. Kupenda was called to action when they…



Valentine’s Mother Shares a Story of Transformation

by Kupenda

“I used to give birth at home and I did not see the importance of me going to the hospital. When I was pregnant with my sixth born, I thought it was going to be a business as usual. But after struggling to give birth at home for four days I eventually delivered at Malindi…



Meet Mikayla: An Intern’s Thoughts on Kupenda & International Day of Persons with Disabilities

by Mikayla Martin

I first met Kupenda’s founder, Cynthia Bauer, during one of my classes at Gordon College. It had taken until my sophomore year at college for a conversation about disability to be hosted and encouraged. After class, I approached Cindy and we later were able to meet and discuss our experiences with disability, and the stigma…



Happy World’s Children Day!

by Cynthia Bauer, Kupenda Founder and Executive Director

On November 20th we celebrated World’s Children Day. This special day is dedicated to the anniversary of the United Nations’ Declaration on the Rights of the Child.  As we recently passed Thanksgiving, we had the opportunity to reflect on what we are thankful for. This year we are especially grateful for the international community’s commitment…



Support Kids Like Matt on Giving Tuesday!

by Cynthia Bauer, Kupenda Founder and Executive Director

Thanksgiving may look different for many of us this year but we are still full of thanks for all of you! We are also so grateful and excited that your donations will be doubled this year thanks to a very generous donor. These funds support kids like Matt during the continued Covid-19 pandemic. Before the…



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