Ablution block and Kitchen for 500 in Nairobi Slum

Mar 21, 2011

Painting and Keying Complete!


Dear Donors:

We have completed the painting and keying work at the biodigester. The painting is solar yellow and Safaricom Green, the color of the foundation that paid for the work. The keying is the finishing of the outside so that it looks smooth. We have also installed window panes (the glass has been purchased, but we want to wait until the project is ready to open before we install it because someone could break it). Check out the pics!

Interior (stairs)
Interior (stairs)
Interior (doors)
Interior (doors)
Feb 18, 2011


Happy New Year, donors!

We painted the interior of the project with the Safaricom Foundation on December 7. Now we are planning to finish the exterior. We still need funding to place floor tiles, put glass on the windows, buy appliances (stoves and refrigerator), build cabinets and a work table and install a kitchen sink before we can open the project and provide jobs to the community.

Oct 12, 2010

More Matching Funds

Dear Donors: From October 12 to 21 2010, globalgiving will match all contributions to this project. Donations of $10 to $499 will receive a 30% match. Donations from $500-$999 will receive a 40% match and donations from $1,000-2,500 will receive a 50% match. Globalgiving will award a $1,000 bonus to the project that raises the most funds during this period and $1,000 to the project with the most donors. I hope you will support KWENCH during this fundraising drive. With the contribution from the Safaricom Foundation, we only need to raise money to finish the interior (floor tiles, window treatments, stoves, refrigerator, work table and cabinets) to have successfully completed the first phase of the project. The second phase will involve constructing an upper floor where people can meet and eat food cooked in the kitchen and building a filter system to clean up the effluent from the biodigester. Thanks much for your continued support.

Aug 26, 2010

Paint Job!

The Safaricom Foundation, the corporate responsibility arm of the mobile phone company Safaricom, has decided to donate a paint job to our project! Their staff will buy the paint and paint the project along with staff from KWENCH. We are just in the process of arranging their first field visit to the project site.

Jun 7, 2010

Security Fence!

Dear Donors:

I am pleased to announce that our local partner, the Kabiro Human Development Project, is raising money to construct a security fence to protect the ablution block/community kitchen. They estimate the total cost will be Ksh500,000 and have raised about a third of that amount. They have already started to purchase construction materials.

Also, kindly note that JUNE 16 is a matching day for globalgiving. Any donations made on that date will be matched. We still need money to finish the ground floor of the project (appliances, floor tiles, paint and window glass) and to construct a filter system for the effluent from the ablution block and an upper floor where people can meet. The upper floor will add substantially to the value of the project as women cooking in the kitchen will be able to sell their products on site.

Thanks for your continuing support!


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Project Leader

Constance Hunt

Executive Director
Nairobi, . Kenya

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Map of Ablution block and Kitchen for 500 in Nairobi Slum