Kibera with Love
Committed to making a difference in the lives of slum dwellers
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Here's the video of our recent trip to Kibera, Nairobi in October 2023.
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Every penny donated goes entirely to the work on the ground. No travel and admin costs are claimed.
UK Registered Charity No. 1139341
October 2023 Trip
How did Kibera with Love come about?
For many years a dear Kenyan friend of mine, Margaret Kimuyu, has been working in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. She has official charity status and operates under the scrutiny of a board of trustees. Initially she felt called to help in a practical way and witness about her Christian faith. She concentrated on the area in the Kibera slum where the socio-economic and spiritual needs seemed most acute. Eventually the work expanded to include provision of food, clothing and health care.
A few years ago she recognised and began to confront the need for primary schooling in this deeply deprived area. Now there are some 330+ children between the ages of 3 and 14 welcomed daily. Many are orphaned but the parents of others often cannot afford the meager fee to send them to school. We hope this education will enable some of the children to move out of the slums where they had the misfortune to be born. Some of these children have huge academic and creative potential.
On one of our visits to Kenya we saw Margaret struggling to achieve her goals of running a school and working effectively with families in the neighbourhood. That motivated us to create the charity and raise awareness here.
Where and what is Kibera?
Kibera is the largest slum in Nairobi and the second largest urban slum in Africa. It is reported that 25% of the population of Nairobi live in 1% of its area in a squalid environment, rife with poverty and related crime, prostitution etc. Unemployment is the norm and children scavenge on rubbish heaps. It truly is a desperate place.
What are the charity’s aims?
To support Margaret’s work in caring for all needs physical, emotional and spiritual irrespective of tribe or religion. The only criterion is to be destitute!
• Relieving poverty and hunger
• Advancing education – recognizing the enormous potential of some
• Preserving and protecting health
• Enabling some to move out of the slums