Children
 Kenya
Project #4168

Educate and Feed 85 At-Risk Kids in Kibera, Kenya

by St. Vincent de Paul Community Development Organization
Feb 18, 2014

Fighting Hunger in Kibera

Families receive staple foods over summer break
Families receive staple foods over summer break

In December 2013, 63 families eagerly convened in the courtyard of St. Vincent’s Nursery School in Kibera to participate in our second annual holiday food basket distribution. The purpose of the food basket initiative is to ensure that St. Vincent's nursery school families have available nutritious food supplies during the school summer break. 

Weekly home visits conducted throughout the year by our Head Teacher, Alice, indicate that the majority of nursery school children are highly dependent on the two daily meals provided by St. Vincent’s Nursery School. Many of our children experience hunger during the weekends and holidays when school is not in session. With the price of food supplies continuing to soar in Kibera, the 6-week summer holiday in December and January is particularly challenging for families and leave many unable to provide food for their children.

All nursery school families were invited to participate in the day’s events. Participants received a hot meal prepared by St. Vincent’s cook, Dorcas, as well as a package of food that included maize flour, porridge flour, cooking oil, wheat flour, rice and sugar.  Parents expressed their relief and appreciation through a song and dance. 

The day’s event was organized by St. Vincent’s through the support of a generous private donor, as well as with the support of Kenya Commercial Bank.

Baskets include flour, sugar, oil, rice & porridge
Baskets include flour, sugar, oil, rice & porridge
63 families benefit from food basket distribution
63 families benefit from food basket distribution
Families receive hot lunch during distribution
Families receive hot lunch during distribution
Families receive hot lunch during distribution
Families receive hot lunch during distribution
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Organization Information

St. Vincent de Paul Community Development Organization

Location: P.O. BOX 56486-00200, Nairobi - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​Www.kiberachildren.org
Project Leader:
Lucy Kayiwa
Director
Nairobi, Kenya