Kawangware Street Children and Youth Project (KSCYP)


Kwangware is one of the largest slums on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya with more than 400,000 people, most of them living on less than $1 a day;  65% are children and youth.  KSCYP was founded in 2002 to create social and economic opportunities for vulnerable children, orphans, and at-risk youth in Kawangware.  These children often live in shanties and come from broken families.  Unfortunately, every day the number of orphans increases due to HIV/AIDS in the community. These children live in the streets, eating garbage, which results in malnutrition and sickness.  Some die of a lack of food and water, others lose their desire to live.  In order to generate funds for Kawangware, 70 of the oldest children of KSCYP make decorative paper bags to sell.  Still, despite these efforts, food is very scarce and children continue to suffer in Kawangware.  Your donation can help.