Hope4Kibera Charity No. 1189029
Hope4Kibera is a charity launched in 2019 by a group in Devon.
The Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya, is the largest urban slum in Africa and home to up to 800,000 people living in dire poverty. 3 metre square tin shacks are stacked together on a hillside of rubbish and worse, where families fight the daily battle for survival against all the diseases of poverty: malnutrition, TB, HIV, indiscriminate violence and more. The lucky ones get one basic meal a day.
The only way out of the slum is to obtain a School Leaving Certificate, which at least gives a chance of a survivable income. The principal aim of Hope4Kibera is to raise funds to staff and run the ‘Bright Hope Education Centre’, a free secondary school for motivated children whose families have no money for school fees. The school has been built by our partners in Kibera, Swahiba Networks. Thanks to generous donors and seed monies from the founders of the charity, the school opened in January 2020 . The first class of 30 girls has settled in well.
Secondly, Hope4Kibera is establishing a desperately needed Poor Fund, to help provide basic foodstuffs and medical care to the poorest families.
The charity was formally launched in November 2019 and featured Video Interviews with our partners in Kibera - VIEW HERE
Latest Update and Events
STOP PRESS: We are now REGISTERED with the Charities Commission No. 1189029
KIBERA COVID CRISIS
Covid makes life difficult for us, but the Lockdown is DEVASTATING the Urban Poor in Lower Income Countries. NO income means NO food and people are STARVING.
800,000 people, literally living on top of each other, forced to stay in their 2 mile square slum.
NO distancing, NO medical care if you get sick, and worst of all, NO INCOME AT ALL . They live hand to mouth and try to scrape together at most ONE meal a day on daily casual wages of 1U$ per head.
Now ALL WORK HAS CEASED
We are doing well helping each other here, CAN WE HELP A LITTLE THERE?
Up to April 15th, our partners in Kibera have distributed 410 family food baskets and we have sent out £7,580 towards these.
Since the Kenyan Government closed the school, this included £3,980 raised for this term's school fees, £500 from the John Wynne Poor Fund, and the remainder from new, generous donations for the Covid crisis.
We have launched a campaign to raise £4,000 to provide 250 food baskets to feed another 250 families #food4kibera
HUGE THANKS 4 ALL YOUR SUPPORT. With this campaign, we've already raised enough to feed 660 very hungry people for a week. Let's keep going and feed some more!!
Please help by doing the ALL AGE Food4Kibera CHALLENGE !!
THE Food4Kibera CHALLENGE
DONATE 4 £
CHALLENGE 4 MORE
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Share your Food4Kibera Challenge on Facebook or Instagram.
Tag @hope4kibera #food4kibera and 4 friends!
What can YOU or your KIDS do for the #food4kibera CHALLENGE?
Cycle 4 miles, Go on a 4 mile jog, Run up and down your stairs 4 times, Draw 4 Rainbows, Bake 4 cupcakes, 4 minutes on the trampoline in fancy dress, 4 press ups, Sing 4 different songs, Dress up in 4 different outfits, Call 4 friends..... the crazier the better!
PLEASE JOIN US IN MAKING A DIFFERENCE AND SAVING LIVES
The 'John Wynne Way' was planned for May 9th and is postponed because of Covid restrictions
DATE FOR YOUR DIARY: Covid Comeback 'Cream Tea with Jazz', Woodbury Village Green
As well as responding to the Covid Crisis, we continue our main work of funding the school.
To join this journey of a life of transformed opportunity for these children, please click on 'Register your interest'