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Kenya

Hope for the Next Generation of Youth

Straddling the equator, with the Indian Ocean to the south-east, Tanzania to the south, Uganda to the west and Ethiopia, Somalia and South Sudan to the north, the Republic of Kenya is home to about 46 million people in the African Great Lakes region of East Africa.

Compared to other African countries, Kenya enjoys relatively high political and social stability. Kenya’s economy is the largest in Central Africa and its capital, Nairobi, is a regional commercial hub. However, Nairobi also has two of the largest slums in Africa - Kibera and Kawangware - where most of Nairobi’s 60,000 street children live.

Child labour is common in Kenya, mostly in agriculture. Many girls particularly in the coastal areas of Malindi, Mombasa, Kalifi, and Diani are subject to prostitution. The causes of child labour include poverty, and lack of access to education are primary causes of child labour.

International Needs Canada is committed to alleviating the effects of poverty in the slums of Nairobi. With your support we will be able to provide economic and social supports required to provide a path to a brighter future for the next generation of Kenya’s youth.

 

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