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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…



Headshot of a woman, Michele Reber, wearing a blue shirt

“It Gives Me a Sense of Joy”: An Interview with Kupenda’s Friend, Michele Reber

by Jessica Charles

  • Posted on March 2, 2021

In this interview, our long-time support and friend, Michele Reber, shares stories of Kupenda’s early years and her perspective on our evolving approaches to disability inclusion. In her responses, Michele also describes how her relationship with Kupenda and its founder has kept her invested in our work for the past 19 years. We cannot thank…



#GivingTuesday campaign, Matt pointing a small orange bottle towards camera, standing behind 3 colorful packages.

Support Kids Like Matt on Giving Tuesday!

by Cynthia Bauer, Kupenda Founder and Executive Director

  • Posted on December 1, 2020

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…



Jon and Heidi Busch with their two daughters- standing in front of a mountain landscape.

Education & Global Change: Why the Busch Family Supports Kupenda

by Kupenda

  • Posted on November 27, 2020

This Thanksgiving we are grateful to all of our compassionate, generous donors, especially those who have continued to support our children during the pandemic, like Heidi and Jon Busch. In this interview, Heidi and Jon draw on their nonprofit and marketing experience as well as their passion for education and global, systemic change to describe…



Boy wearing green tank top, sitting in blue wheelchair, making a "peace sign" with his hand.

29 Children Receive Wheelchairs Thanks to Our Pandemic Screening and Response Systems

by Kupenda

  • Posted on October 26, 2020

Calling our families to make sure they are safe and healthy during the pandemic is supporting far more than Covid-19 prevention — this month it helped us learn that more than 30 children were struggling at home without access to their wheelchairs. Many of the children’s assistive devices are trapped in schools which are closed…



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