Health

Yaakim smiling

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…



Simon in a pink shirt and purple shorts

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…



athletes running

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…



Sharon yellow shirt pink pants

Sharon’s Journey to Empowerment: Overcoming Challenges and Embracing Support

by Sanjida Azad

  • Posted on July 13, 2023

In the coastal community of Mijomboni, Kilifi, Kenya, a determined eight-year-old girl named Sharon faces numerous obstacles on her journey towards empowerment. Raised by her elderly grandmother alongside her siblings, Sharon’s life has been marked by adversity and mental health challenges. However, her perseverance, along with the support of Kupenda for the Children, has created…



man helping baby

Serving Those Who Are Suffering: Kenya Executive Director, Leonard Mbonani, Explains How His Faith Impacts His Work

by Lauren Blair

  • Posted on July 6, 2023

Many years ago, I had the privilege of researching the story of Kupenda for the Children for the book, An Unlikely Gift. Throughout this process, I was struck by how God uniquely prepared people such as our co-founder and Kenya Executive Director, Leonard Mbonani, to serve children with disabilities and their families. Today, I continue…



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