Jon Andrews Runs 4 Kupenda

Jon Andrews Runs 4 Kupenda

by Kupenda

  • Posted on July 6, 2021

I started my journey with Kupenda and a relationship with Safari Andau Mkare, a young boy [in Kupenda’s sponsorship program], over two decades ago. At the time, an $90 annual donation could completely cover school fees for [children like Safari for] an entire year. Over the years, the school has grown from 15 students in…

Celebrating our Partnership with Thrivent!

by Kupenda

  • Posted on June 30, 2021

Kupenda is proud to be a Thrivent Choice®-enrolled organization! Through Thrivent’s programs, we are eligible to receive grant dollars, fee-free donations, and support from Thrivent Action Team service projects. We have seen firsthand how much of an impact Thrivent’s clients can make on our organization. To date we have received hundreds of dollars from generous…

Girl smiling wearing maroon shirt outside

Mercyline’s Story

by Rebecca Heidorn

  • Posted on June 27, 2021

Twenty-one-year-old Mercyline Rodgers has had a challenging life, and yet has excelled academically, socially and athletically because of Kupenda’s interventions and people like you who support our work. Mercyline enjoys spending time with others and participating in her school’s drama club, where she has been able to perform at the national level. She also competes…

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Meet Rebecca: An Intern’s Experience with Kupenda

by Rebecca Heidorn

  • Posted on June 9, 2021

I took Politics of the Developing World with Dr. Melkonian in the fall of my sophomore year at Gordon College. As part of the course, Dr. Melkonian had various guest speakers come to our class to discuss their work with various non-profits and faith-based organizations. One of such guest speakers was Cynthia Bauer, the Executive…

Lauren Blaire with children

“More than a Good Cause”: An Interview with Our Book Author, Board Chair and Supporter, Lauren Blair

by Jessica Charles Abrams

  • Posted on May 28, 2021

This month I had the honor of interviewing, Lauren Blair, the author of “An Unlikely Gift” – a book about Kupenda’s work and history. In addition to traveling to Kenya 4 times, including to interview Kenyan families and leaders for this book, Lauren has also served on Kupenda’s Board for the past 12 years and…

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