Tag: stigma

The most personal way to help a child

by Kupenda

The most personal way to help a child access the care they need. When you sponsor a child with a disability, you not only support their physical needs, but also help them understand their value and potential. This is critical everywhere but especially in Kenya where most children with disabilities grow up believing they are cursed, useless and unworthy…



From Silence to Success: Sanita’s Story

by Sandra Bauer

Sanita is a young woman that has no hearing or speech. As a child, she wasn’t able to attend the local primary school because of her disability.  Fortunately, a couple from America decided to support Sanita through Kupenda’s sponsorship program, which meant she was able to go to a special school where she learned sign…



Finding Fulfillment After Homelessness, Hunger, and Isolation

by Lauren Blair

Before receiving assistance from Kupenda, Riziki was treated poorly by her family and community. Similar to her grandmother, Riziki was born deaf. Since her family did not know sign language, communication was challenging, and life was very isolating. Her parents did not believe that someone with a hearing impairment was capable or worthy of learning…



Christmas Wishes from our Directors and Children!

by Kupenda

  Check out this 2-minute video update and Christmas wishes from our U.S. Director, Cynthia Bauer, our Kenyan Director, Leonard Mbonani, and our children in Kenya! Want to keep updated on Kupenda’s work? You can follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. And please also sign up for our monthly newsletter and updates here.  If you’re interested…



How the Upendo Support Group is Helping Parents Care For One Another and Their Children with Disabilities

by Loice Maluki

Kuhenza for the Children uses many different approaches in an effort to educate and support parents with a disabled child. One initiative is to assist parents to form support groups where they can help each other. As mentioned many times before, we often come across incorrect beliefs about disability and its causes. So, for parents…



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