With the recent global pandemic, we as the youth of Kibera came up to establish an initiative that has gone into supporting families in Kibera that have been affected with the current economic slowdown of events in the country.
Kibera is the largest slum in Kenya, with this, many live hand to mouth and depend on casual work. With the directive from the government to social distance and isolate, many families in Kibera struggle to make ends meet and survive. We are coming out as a community to ask for support and collaborations to identify our vision of making the community safe.
- Asha Jaffar
". . . in the weeks after the pandemic hit Kibera, Nairobi’s largest informal settlement. From friends and neighbors, Asha Jaffar kept hearing the same stories of need." The New York Times: Link to article 24, Dec, 2020
"The corona virus has been anything but a great equalizer, " said Asha Jaffar The New York Times: Link to article 22 April 2020
"Those memories have led her to start the Kibera food drive, to provide for families suffering under government quarantines and curfew orders" National Geographic: Link to article 9, June, 2020