Tag: hearing impairment

Thomas Continues to Pursue His Dreams, Even During the Pandemic

by Sandra Bauer

By Sandra Bauer, Kupenda’s Child Sponsorship Coordinator Thomas Yaa Kithi was born in 2001 with no hearing at all. He spent most of his childhood living in a mud hut with a tin roof. His parents, a mason and a peasant farmer, are very poor and have 8 other children. When he was young, Thomas…



How the Wright’s Experience Raising a Child with a Disability Inspired them to Support Kupenda for 20 Years

by Kupenda

Dr. Richard Wright and his wife Ann have been supporting Kupenda’s work for more than 20 years. In this interview they tell us how their experience raising a daughter who is hearing impaired and their friendship with Kupenda’s founder, Cynthia Bauer, has kept them committed to our cause all these years. We are honored to…



How Sponsorship Enabled John Subulu to Learn Sign Language, Graduate from High School and Begin a Vocational Program!

by Kupenda

When John Sulubu became sick as a young child and lost his hearing, his parents didn’t know what to do. They didn’t have money to send him to school or purchase hearing aids. Fortunately, Kupenda for the Children and Kuhenza for the Children linked John to Jesse and Allison Stump, who have sponsored 12 Kenyan children with…



Celebrating Virginia’s support for Cindy and Shehe on International Women’s Day

by Kupenda

I love that International Women’s Day is the day after my birthday.  Grateful to the many women who support our work and the women who work hard to fight for the rights of their children with disabilities both here and abroad.   March is also Women’s History Month and ends with my 93-year-old grandmother’s birthday.…



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