Kupenda

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Blessed: Lessons Learned from our Work with Traditional Healers

by Jessica Charles

  • Posted on March 4, 2021

By, Jessica Charles, Kupenda’s Development Director The first time I sat in a workshop alongside 25 Kenyan traditional healers, I was nervous. I’d heard that these herbalists, soothsayers and witchdoctors were conducting painful traditional healing practices on children with disabilities in their communities — things like skin cutting, exorcisms, and live burials. Some of them…



14 hikers standing together and holding a banner with a large "W" in the center.

Filmmaker reflections on Kupenda, documentary, and September Kenya trip

by Kupenda

  • Posted on October 6, 2016

We are so grateful Philip Knowlton is using his talents to create a documentary film on Kupenda and the Kilimanjaro climb!  We are also grateful to Garrett Guidera, and Justin Francis for their creative support as well.  We hope to have an official trailer to share with you all by January 2017…along with release dates…



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