Kibera, did you know?

There are approximately 1.2 million slum dwellers in Kibera, an area of 1.5 square miles. Seventy-five percent of the population of Kibera are under the age of 18 and over 100,000 children living here are orphaned. It is the largest slum in Africa and is plagued by poverty, corruption, violence and contagious diseases due to environmental pollution.

The government owns all the land. Ten percent of people are shack owners while the rest are tenants with no rights. The average size of a shack in this area is 12ft x 12ft built with mud walls, screened with concrete, a corrugated tin roof, dirt or concrete floor. These shacks often house up to 8 or more, many sleeping on the floor. Only about 20% of all Kibera has electricity. The shacks do not.

Until recently Kibera had no water and it had to be collected from the Nairobi Dam. The dam water is not clean and causes typhoid and cholera. Now there are two water mains leading into Kibera and water is sold to residents who can pay for it. Many residents set up buckets to collect rainwater from their roof when it rains, the hazards of this are too many to mention; the water is highly contaminated.

In most of Kibera there are no toilet facilities. One latrine (hole in the ground) is shared by up to 50 shacks. Once full, young boys are employed to empty – they take the contents to the river. UN-Habitat and a few other agencies are trying to help and improve this situation, but it is painfully slow. Most sewage runs downhill in open trenches, resulting in stagnation and pooling problems that breed insects and many contagious diseases.

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Kenya Lend a Hand is made up of caring friends who promote self-sufficiency of families in Kibera, Africa by championing children and young mothers with necessities like food, clothes, and personal care items.

We maintain our organizational integrity through transparent operations coupled with a unique methodology for providing necessities directly to intended recipients. Kenya Lend a Hand is an organization that bridges the gap between compassion and desperate need.

We work directly with AGAPE Hope For Kibera, a children’s development center located in the township of Kibera near Nairobi, Kenya. The center provides goods and services for 60 impoverished children who depend heavily on subsidies not provided elsewhere. The center relies on donations of food, clothes, and learning supplies of which they rarely have enough. AGAPE Hope for Kibera provides an unaccredited learning environment, meals, clothes, and auxiliaries structured to assist young mothers and the elderly…

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KLAH Think Tank Solutions Virtual Volunteer Program

100 percent of those interested in volunteering are given the opportunity through KLAH’s Think Tank Solutions program. Realtime projects are identified, defined, divided and completed.

The process is swift, the deliverables are easy, and the time impact is minimal; yet the impact is immeasurable. Here’s how it works, volunteers select a project that they’re interested in supporting. They team with other volunteers to analyze the problem, divide deliverables, reconvene with solutions, formalize the outcome, and the project’s completed! Volunteers can then relish in their impact or take on another Think Tank Solutions project!
KLaH uses this process to expedite outcomes and insures that our toddlers in Kibera are considered by caregivers and philanthropists who offer charitable services. It’s an innovative way to engage likeminded people who want to see tangible results from their contributions.
Simply complete the volunteer form and we’ll email you the current Think Tank Solutions projects! Global engagement produces global solutions! Join us! Kenya Lend a Hand.
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Help us help the children of Kibera by becoming a sponsor. $240 sponsors a child at the AGAPE Hope for Kibera for a year; $120 sponsors a child

for six months; and $25 for one month. Every donation impacts a child directly with actual proof of items being shipped and received by children. Photos, letters, and video conferencing with staff and children are offered to donors. List Kenya Lend a Hand as your charity of choice on Amazon Smile. Amazon makes a cash donation of 1% of every dollar spent through Amazon shopping. Have fun leading a fundraising effort and know that you are giving a child the necessities needed to improve their lives and know that someone cares.
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Support organizations like Kenya Lend a Hand, that directly impact and specifically demonstrate a healing presence in Kibera. Contact us with your thoughts, pictures and testimonies.
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Martin Luther King once said, “But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars.” When the skies are clear during sunny days, we don’t see the marvelous splendor of galactic activity even though we know that it exists. But at night, when the skies transform into a dark backdrop, giving life to the stars as they dance and twinkle throughout the night. The assistance that we give to a child in the township of Kibera East Africa, transforms their dire conditions into one where they can flourish. At certain times of the year, the longer nights allow us to see the stars dance for extended periods; shining brightly before our eyes. Our demonstrations of kindness, caring, and compassion are the right investments to make in these poor children. Please give

Evan WilliamsHigh School Student, Kenya Lend a Hand Supporter

For me personally, getting to see the smiling faces of all of the children who benefitted from what we provided is what inspires me the most. Most of the things here we take for granted-I never realized that there are so many places still with no running water or electricity. These kids are just that, kids. Most of them have had no semblance of stability, or love in their lives-but knowing that someone so far away cares and wants to help them? That can change a person. There are many other charities I could donate to, but knowing for sure that my money, toys, clothes, or anything I give will go directly to the people that need it makes me feel confident in the service I’m donating to. My experience with the owners was nothing but positive as well. They explained in detail exactly where my donations would go, what items were needed, were very friendly and never made me feel pressured, and were very transparent through the process

Rachel RedmondAdvocate, Kenya Lend a Hand Supporter

We at AGAPE Hope for Kibera, are humbled and excited about our partnership with Kenya Lend a Hand. Our mutual commitment to the enhancement of the lives of children, will certainly benefit those who are impacted by, but unable to change, the circumstances that they find themselves in. We have proven our stewardship with a little, your gifts will permit us to help children more consistently. The only meals that many of our children have are from us. Many have no clothes or shoes. We are committed to help them. Please be committed too

Collins WasongaDirector AGAPE Hope For Kibera