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What Does It Mean to Practice Love?

by Kupenda

  • Posted on February 25, 2021

“To be able to be loved is what we as humans all need to have. That is why we are called Kupenda, because Kupenda means ‘love‘ in Swahili and so many people around the world that have disabilities aren’t getting to experience that. We want to be sure that they get to be part of…



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Double the Impact of Your Gifts for Just a Few More Weeks!

by Kupenda

  • Posted on February 22, 2021

We only have a few weeks left in our matching campaign and we’re 82% towards our $100,000 goal! Every dollar counts double through April 1! There are so many ways to give! You can: ·      Make an individual gift ·      Sponsor a child for just $30 / month ·      Give with a match from your employer (check out a list here) ·      Give a gift in someone’s honor…



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New Podcast with Kupenda’s Founder

by Kupenda

  • Posted on February 18, 2021

Check out a new podcast where our founder, Cynthia Bauer, talks with Jay Foss at Raising Your Inner Voices about how the Kupenda documentary reframes stigmas associated with children with disabilities. The film’s inspiring story focuses on 3 children with disabilities who climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Listen on Apple Podcast here, Google Podcast here or Spotify…



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Valentine’s Mother Shares a Story of Transformation

by Kupenda

  • Posted on December 7, 2020

“I used to give birth at home and I did not see the importance of me going to the hospital. When I was pregnant with my sixth born, I thought it was going to be a business as usual. But after struggling to give birth at home for four days I eventually delivered at Malindi…



Mikayla Martin headshot- smiling with background of green forestry.

Meet Mikayla: An Intern’s Thoughts on Kupenda & International Day of Persons with Disabilities

by Mikayla Martin

  • Posted on December 3, 2020

I first met Kupenda’s founder, Cynthia Bauer, during one of my classes at Gordon College. It had taken until my sophomore year at college for a conversation about disability to be hosted and encouraged. After class, I approached Cindy and we later were able to meet and discuss our experiences with disability, and the stigma…



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