Kibera Slum Recovery Program
Through The Valley of the Shadow...
With a population of half a million people, the Kibera Slum in Nairobi, Kenya is considered the worst slum in all of Africa. Some say the world. Kibera is where Kenyans go when they have no place else to go, when they have run out of options. Kibera has no services—no running water, no garbage collection and no septic system. Layers of garbage, dirt and human waste line the narrow pathways between rows of dirt-floored dwellings made of tin and mud.
People who live in Kibera struggle daily against hunger, unemployment and preventable disease. Most of more than 100, 000 children who live in the Kibera Slum have lost one or both parents to HIV/AIDS. These children have no access to the most basic human rights—food, clean water, health care and education.
Through the Kibera Slum Recovery Project International Needs Canada is working to provide social services such as education, home care and feeding programs, life skills, coping skills and leadership training to help families envision a life beyond the devastating effects of poverty, substance abuse and disease.
How You Can Help
There are a variety of social programs that you can invest in to help alleviate poverty for families in the Kibera Slum.
- $41 per month provides a Kenyan child with the basic necessities he or she needs—food, education, health care and psycho-social support.
- $3000 provides psycho-social counselling to vulnerable families for one year.
- $7,000 equips a school in Kibera with supplies and educational materials required to teach students effectively beyond sitting them on the floor learning by rote.
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