KIBERA PRIDE CHILDREN’S HOME

41 Children

Date Founded:

2014

Location:

Olympic Area, Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya

Monthly Funding Needed:

$15 per child = $615

Orphanage contact:

Irene Kasandi

Contact info:

+254727961566

Email:

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Background Information

Kibera Pride was started as a collaboration between Irene, a resident of Kibera slums, and Andrea, a donor in Spain. Irene was born and raised in Kibera slums and schooled through sponsorships. This motivated her to study social work and community development and eventually begin an organization to offer opportunities for other children to study as she did.

Kibera Pride focusses on providing education, food, shelter, clothing, and other personal needs to less privileged children. Children are referred to the home by the Kibera Children's Office and the police stations around Kibera. The Kibera Sub-country Children's Officer stated that Kibera Pride is one of the only homes in her jurisdiction that follows government regulations and provides quality care.

Though Kibera Pride is currently home to 45 children, Irene noted that they have supported 236 children since it started in 2014 (well documented in their admission book). Irene also noted that since COVID-19 took hold globally, fundraising for the home went from bad to worse and Kibera Pride no longer receives support from donors in Spain. At present, Kibera Pride relies on well-wishers and local donors for support. They have also received material support for beds and mattresses from the Dick and Nancy Noble Foundation.

Kibera Pride Children’s Home is in a rental facility and paying Kshs 48,000 per month in rent has been one of the main challenges for the home. In addition to rent, school fees and salaries for the workers are major challenges.