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Weʼre raising £6,000 to Save Kibera Pride - a refuge for vulnerable children in Kenya’s largest slum - from closure

Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya

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For nearly a decade, Kibera Pride has been a safe haven to Nairobi’s most vulnerable children. Today due to the harsh realities of Kenya's cost of living crisis, it faces closure, leaving a void in the community for children who have nowhere else to turn.

We are aiming to raise £6,000 to cover Kibera Pride’s school fee and rent arrears. We are also founding a monthly sponsorship scheme to build a bright and stable future for these children (scroll down).

About Kibera Pride

Kibera Pride is a children’s home in Nairobi’s largest slum, Kibera. Home to around half a million inhabitants, most earning less than US$2/day, Kibera‘s children too often become victims of abuse, neglect, or poverty. But thanks to Kibera Pride—and the dedication of locally raised founder, social worker Irene Kasandi—Kibera is also a place of great hope.

As Police Chief, I have witnessed the incredible transformation that occurs when these vulnerable children find solace and support at Kibera Pride. Many arrive broken hearted, carrying deep emotional wounds, having experienced harsh realities of life in the slum. Kibera Pride offers holistic care, nurturing physical, emotional and psychological well-being, allowing them to rebuild their lives.” Nehemiah Amwocha, Police Chief

Kibera Pride provides tiered support to local families, from vocational training and micro-finance, to education, food, and clothing for kids. Despite these initiatives, the need to house children remains. Kibera Pride acts as a foster home until children are reunited with their extended families. Today there are 48 children in its care.

Why is Kibera Pride at risk of closure?

The cost-of-living crisis has hit hard. Prices of food, fuel, medicine, and education have dramatically increased, whilst local donations have dried up, and more kids than ever are arriving at Kibera Pride. A perfect storm of higher costs, less funding, and more children means Kibera Pride is at breaking point.

How can you help?

There are two ways you can donate: a one-off gift, or a monthly donation.

ONE OFF GIFT: We are aiming to raise £6,000 to cover Kibera Pride's rent and school fee arrears.

MONTHLY DONATION: Kibera Pride desperately needs a regular income. As a monthly sponsor, you will make a profound and immediate impact on giving these kids the stability they so need. Each donation goes directly towards the cost of food, fuel, shelter, clothes, medical bills, and education. You will recieve regular email updates to inform you on progress.

Monthly donation options (price/child) are:

£10/month: HEALTH. Insurance & medicines.

£15/month: EDUCATION. School fees, books & uniforms.

£20/month: SHELTER. Rent & fuel.

£25/month: NOURISHMENT. Food & sustenance.

£65/month: ALL the above.

The difference your donation makes

Kibera Pride has many success stories. Hassan, who arrived as an infant (below left), was selected for Starehe Boys School for Kenya's brightest students (below right).

Collins (below), who arrived at Kibera Pride in 2015, just graduated from hospitality college and secured a job at a good hotel.

Registered Kenyan charity

Kibera Pride is a registered Kenyan NGO since 2014. Its founder, Irene, received the Books for Peace International Award in recognition of her human rights work.

Learn more about Kibera Pride on their website . Or follow them on facebook or Instagram.

Asante sana! Thank you!

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  • Liz, Wendy and Victoria8 months ago
    Liz, Wendy and Victoria

    Liz, Wendy and Victoria

    8 months ago

    Gianpaolo just visited Kibera Pride and has now been engaging his amazing community to support this cause. Huge thanks to you all!

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  • Liz, Wendy and Victoria8 months ago
    Liz, Wendy and Victoria

    Liz, Wendy and Victoria

    8 months ago

    HUGE thanks to everyone who has donated. Your generosity is already making a difference - last week the sewage pipe burst at Kibera Pride. We were able to pay 2 months of the rent arrears using the funds you donated, meaning the landlady was willing to pay to fix the pipe. All is now functioning well. Bit by bit we will get there.

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  • Liz, Wendy and Victoria9 months ago
    Liz, Wendy and Victoria

    Liz, Wendy and Victoria

    9 months ago

    Wendy and Vicki are running half marathons for Kibera Pride! On the same day (October 28th) but continents apart (Wendy the Nairobi Half-Marathon, Vicki in Bristol.) Help us get push through the stitch by donating to Kibera Pride! Every little is so appreciated.

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9 months ago

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    Andreas

    Apr 12, 2024

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    Feb 16, 2024

    £40.00

  • Keith and Carol

    Keith and Carol

    Dec 27, 2023

    Keep up the wonderful work.

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    Dec 22, 2023

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  • Olga Houghton

    Olga Houghton

    Dec 20, 2023

    Keep up the great work! Love from the Houghtons xxxxxx

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    Anonymous

    Dec 8, 2023

    With hopes and wishes to survive and thrive

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    Nov 21, 2023

    From Italy

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Liz, Wendy and Victoria

Liz, Wendy and Victoria

Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya

Liz works with vulnerable young people in London. Wendy, Liz's sister, lives in Nairobi not far from Kibera. Victoria lives in Bristol and recently visited Kibera Pride. Liz, Wendy & Victoria all went to Christ's Hospital school.

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