Tag: International

Safari Overcomes Loss, Poverty and Stigma

by Kupenda

  • Posted on May 24, 2021

Twenty-two years ago, when Kupenda’s founder, Cynthia Bauer, visited Kenya for the first time, Safari Shida was just a year old. At that time, Safari’s parents were struggling to cope with the fact that he had been born deaf, as there were few services for the hearing impaired and many in their community believed the…



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“It all comes down to love” Reflections on our Documentary from People with Disabilities

by Kupenda

  • Posted on April 28, 2021

“Nothing for us without us.” A long-standing reminder about the importance of including people with disabilities in interventions designed to support them. With this in mind, we invited our friend Susie Lotharius to host a screening of our “KUPENDA” documentary for a group she runs in Atlanta, Georgia, called Every Voice Matters. Members of this…



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“Not a typical nonprofit”: A Conversation with one of our Foundation Representatives

by Kupenda

  • Posted on April 20, 2021

Craig Hammon wears many hats: he’s a mentor to Kupenda’s founder, a child sponsor, a generous donor, a guest speaker at our 2019 gala, and a trustee at a Foundation that has invested more than $650,000 in Kupenda’s work to improve the lives of children living with disabilities. For more than a decade, Craig also…



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