Kibera is one of the largest informal settlements, often referred to as slums, not only in Kenya but also in Africa. Kibera is located in Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya. It is situated about 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) southwest of Nairobi's central business district.
Housing in Kibera is predominantly informal, with residents living in makeshift structures constructed from materials like mud, corrugated iron sheets, and plastic. The lack of proper infrastructure means that many residents do not have access to basic services like clean water, sanitation, and electricity.
Economic opportunities in Kibera are limited, with many residents engaged in informal or low-wage jobs such as street vending, domestic work, and manual labor. Unemployment and underemployment are significant challenges.
Overall, Kibera is a complex and dynamic community that faces significant socio-economic challenges but is also home to resilient and resourceful residents striving for better living conditions and opportunities.
People live in Kibera.
Live in extreme poverty, making less than $57 a month.
People living with HIV in Kibera.
HEART's Kibera WEEP Center was started in 2006 as a Self Help Group and later registered as a Community Based Organization (CBO).
79 mothers have gone through the program with their 272 children benefiting from various services.
Assistant Center Coordinator
Milycent Rianzika Chavulimu