Kibera Slum in Nairobi, Kenya

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Kibera slum is located in Nairobi, Kenya. It is the biggest and the poorest African slum with a population of around one million.

Kibera Facts

The Kenyan Government has done nothing for Kibera. There are no title deeds, no sewage, no water, no roads, no government schools and hospitals and no services of any kind.

Most houses here are wooden shacks with a mud floor and a tin roof - no toilets or running water.

Kibera's water is piped in by private dealers. They lay their own hosepipes in the mud, and charge exorbitantly for the commodity.

The available schools have been started by NGO’s and the hospitals and clinics are either NGO or private.

The schools in this Nairobi slum will usually have mud/dirt floors, grey mud walls and old school wooden pews. The classes may be the size of your lounge and have as many as 60 kids and no books, no pens, pencils or other writing materials.

The inhabitants of Kibera live on less than a dollar a day. Often they do not have enough money to pay the school fees or buy food and medicine.

Fifty-Four percent of people living in Kenya slums such as Kibera are either HIV positive or have AIDS.

Aids prevention and Sexual Health education for Street children and slum children is desperately needed in Nairobi slums like Kibera.

Volunteer opportunities available in Kibera include Children Orphanage Volunteers Program, Medical and Health Volunteer Program and Volunteer in Kenya Teaching Program.

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