- Children & Youth
- Education & Literacy
- People with Disabilities
Location14371Nairobi, Nairobi 00600Kenya Kenya
To mobilize community consciousness for self-determination, for them to take concrete action towards improvement of livelihoods.
REALITY IN NAIROBI SLUMS
Mathare with a population of about 500,000 people is one of the biggest slums in Nairobi city, Kenya. Slum settlements in the capital are widespread, hosting 60% of Nairobi's entire population.People in a slum experience harsh and sad reality: 2,6 million people lack sanitation services, clean water, and a proper sewerage system. Within the slums, entire families survive on less than 1 USD per day and are hardly able to afford one single meal. Most of the slum dwellers live inside 4 square meters units made of iron sheets. In this dark reality, the project brings hope and a future for the most vulnerable dwellers In order to design such an ideal future, the organization is currently working in the field by empowering women and youth which are to be considered the driving force of the change.
Our current projects:
Tailoring training project(Women Empowerment) ongoing for women living in Mathare slums to enable them to become more independent and support themselves and their families.Advocacy for HIV-AIDS women. We visit women in families to support and counsel them. Our main focus is to erase the stigma around HIV/AIDS, which hinders the affected person from living a proactive social life.Among these current projects, we are wishing to expand, make our community bigger and help even more people in Mathare slum. That's why with excitement we are looking for people who would be able to help, bring new ideas to our community so we can work together, share experiences and grow together and build a community resource centre.