Quick Facts About Kenya

Population48.5 million people
Size582,646 square km
Major LanguagesSwahili, English
Major ReligionsChristianity
Life Expectancy63 years men, 69 years women
Main ExportsLive Trees, Plants, Coffee, Tea, Spices, and Clothing

Country Overview

Kenya is located in East Africa and noted for its scenic landscape and wildlife preserves. The country enjoys relatively high political and social stability. It’s economy is the largest in Central Africa and its capital, Nairobi, is a regional commercial hub. 

Challenges

Nairobi also has two of the largest slums in Africa – Kibera and Kawangware – where most of Nairobi’s 60,000 street children live. Because poverty and lack of access to education are prevalent issues in Kenya, child labour is common and many girls are subject to prostitution.

Current Programs

The Joyful Hearts Centre

A community based rehabilitation program for children with cerebral palsy in Kawangware Slums.

RHYCO Safe House & Drop-In Centre

The RHYCO Safe House and Drop-In Centre was established to bring hope and protection to vulnerable children living in the Kawangware Slums.

Kibera Slum Recovery

This program helps alleviate poverty for children and their families in the Kibera Slum through a number of social initiatives.

Kibera Good News Club

The clubs were established to provide a safe space for vulnerable children living in the Kibera Slum.

Current Projects

The Safe House Purchase

We need your help to ensure the long-term sustainability of this incredible children’s centre in Kawangware Slum, Kenya.

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