Increasing Impact: Equipping Disability Advocates Worldwide with CURE International

by Lauren Blair

  • Posted on September 22, 2023

One of the central tenants of Kupenda’s advocacy mission Is to share its disability model with other nonprofit organizations so that they can improve the lives of more people with disabilities. For organizations like CURE International, which assists children with disabilities through a global network of pediatric hospitals, this collaboration is enabling them to address…

Meet the Mbagus: Giving Back to Create Lasting Change

by Lauren Blair

  • Posted on September 14, 2023

Mike and Janel Mbagu are new supporters to Kupenda, but their conviction about the effectiveness of its work and the desire to give back are noteworthy. Mike, originally from Kenya, is now living in Maryland and working as a pharmacist at Howard Pharmacy. His wife, Janel, is a microbiologist at Domino Sugar. They have two…

What if We Didn’t Exist?

by Rebecca Heidorn

  • Posted on August 29, 2023

A Family Desperate for Help Just months after her birth, Yaakim began to show signs of significant health issues. Her family had no idea why she was doing so poorly, and they were scared for her life. Her head was enlarged, she constantly cried, wouldn’t feed, appeared malnourished, wasn’t getting enough sleep, and had difficulty…

Transforming Challenges Into Triumph: Simon’s Remarkable Journey

by Sanjida Azad

  • Posted on August 27, 2023

When Simon was a toddler, an unexpected illness, a resulting disability, and stigma in his community left an indelible mark on his life. The intervention he received had lasting effects on his ability to walk, and he developed a pronounced limp and weakened hands. Despite the trials that followed, Simon’s family remained committed to improving…

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Challenge Yourself to Make a Change

by Rebecca Heidorn

  • Posted on July 18, 2023

Pat Blair, a long-time supporter of Kupenda, is using his athletic abilities to support children with disabilities this month! Throughout July, Pat will be running an average of a marathon (26.2 miles) per day to raise funds for Kupenda! When asked why he chooses to support Kupenda with his talents, he said, “When Adam Driscoll…

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