Enhancing the capacity of families caring for orphans & vulnerable chiildren


Kijiji Cha Upendo
  • March 24, 2016

Leah Atieno, KCU Social Worker, borrowed a leaf from her neighborhood group where each member carries a bar of washing soap and a Kilogramme of sugar to the meeting. The items are shared amongst two of the members till everyone gets her share.

This exercise has worked well in cluster one. She has also introduced it to the other clusters. The exercise is a proof that the beneficiaries are able to save. It binds them together and it is also a way of measuring growth.

Further to that, Leah and Moses think that it is a good idea to motivate the beneficiaries by introducing incentives to families for maintaining good hygiene and growth of business among other parameters.

About Kijiji Cha Upendo
We are a government registered organization called Kijiji Cha Upendo (Swahili for “Village of Love”) Children’s Project*. We enhance the capacity of guardians caring for orphaned and abandoned children within their own loving families, so that they can give their children a better future through the provision of food and education. Currently, Kijiji Cha Upendo embraces 75 families that together care for 500 children. We operate in Kibera, one of Africa’s largest slums.

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