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
This program 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.
We understand that access to education contributes to poverty reduction. Acquired basic reading and writing skills have a documented effect on marginalized communities’ incomes increasing the rate of return on the economy.
We are passionate about identifying and nurturing talent in the youth for social economic development. Sports and Arts contributes to physical fitness, mental well-being and social interaction.
To keep the children in school so that they can gain the necessary education. Most of our children live in streets like situations fraught with violence, illicit drugs. Keeping them in school is the best bet to keep them away from danger.
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.
To improve the general infrastructure of Hamlets center so as to meet the ministry of education requirements and to be in line with the current government decree on the improvement of all building housing learners in all informal settlements in Kenya.
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