About the Trip

The trek for Kupenda, "Kilimanjaro with the Children" is an extension of Kupenda for the Children’s long-standing goal: to communicate value and love to children with disabilities. Life isn't luxurious in many parts of Kenya and Tanzania as it is, but living with a disability can be an isolating, dangerous, humiliating, and shameful experience. Many people born with disabilities are mistreated, neglected, abandoned, or even killed. The mission of this trek is to change 3 perspectives:

  1. That of communities, families, government workers, and teachers to showcase the purpose, value, and strength these young individuals possess.
  2. To inspire the hearts of the young hikers joining us – to encourage them in their journey and help them achieve greatness through a community that loves them.
  3. To change YOUR mind – to remind you that heartbreaking human rights issues exist in East Africa, and you can help make a difference!

Join our next trip! Climb Kilimanjaro alongside Kupenda's children yourself and experience the transformation. Contact our partners at HGT Travel Foundation to sign up. If climbing is not your thing, help sustain the mission of Kupenda by making a donation, sponsoring a child, or spreading the word all at www.kupenda.org.

Meet the 2016 Team

Mercyline Rogers

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Julia Spruance

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Becky Dowling

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Lizzy Hartley

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Eddie Bruce

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Hassan Ambrose

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Charlott Hartley

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Sarah Kangas

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Tommy Bramley

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Philip Knowlton

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Fumo Hussein

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Jessica Waring

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Joel Spruance

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Tony Monaco

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Justin Francis

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