We support children in slums such as Deep Sea in Nairobi, Kenya – a densely populated community of approx. 4000 people, half of which are children.
There is an acute lack of basic amenities. There is no running water, little electricity and open drains.
Violence, exploitation and drugs are rife.
It’s a tough place for a child to thrive.
Typical dwelling in Deep Sea Slum Nairobi
The corrugated iron dwellings are about 12sqm –about the size of a double mattress with a bit of space round the sides to walk around.
No windows, no kitchen, no bathroom.
The children have few opportunities to express themselves in this environment.