Over 50% of the population living in Kibera is unemployed. 66% of women and girls trade sex for money as little as 1USD to cater for basic needs.
It’s common for the youth to drop out of school because they lack school fees forcing them to look for informal jobs or turn to crime.
Many families rely on feeding programs to get at least one meal a day as a result children are famished and malnourished.
Kibera hamlets programs and current projects aim at addressing these issues in Kibera. We have 3 main programs:
Sustainable livelihood program. (INUA PATO)
Education program. (Somesha )
Sports and Art for social change
To keep all the children in school during the school days. And to relieve the families the burden of providing unavailable lunch to their children. By keeping the children in school, Kibera hamlets protects the children from the social vagaries of the community and ensure that all the pupils are equal by serving them simple, adequate and nutritional lunch.
This peer education and training programme, targets teenage girls. This programme enables them to learn about and discuss urgent and critical issues affecting their daily lives, including early marriage, teenage pregnancy, abortion, HIV/ AIDS, poverty and gender based violence.
This project aims at improving livelihoods of those living in Kibera by helping them establish self employed businesses which will guarantee steady income for them for self-reliance. Inua pato supports community members to form business and investment clubs where members enrol, get entrepreneurship trainings, transform business ideas to business plans, get business funding, and grow their businesses by saving and reinvesting.
This project strives to identify and nurture the various talents within the youth in Kibera. The project provides, sporting gear and training venues for talent development.Volunteers provide training in spoken word, acrobatics, football, theatre, music, dance and art. This project's goal is to improve and nurture talent among youth living in difficult situations in Kibera.
The emergence of COVID exacerbated the level of poverty and hunger in Kibera. Many residents who were casual workers such as gardeners, cooks, baby sitters, security guards, porters, house helps, social workers, untrained teachers, and
The word “slum” is often used to describe informal settlements within cities that have inadequate housing and squalid, miserable living conditions. They are often overcrowded, with many people crammed into very small living spaces
The “Kibera Peace Walls” is a Kibera Hamlets project meant to use public art to encourage unity in the community. The youth study peacebuilding and public art, culminating in the creation public murals in high-profile