Children  Kenya Project #15715

Safe babycare for single mums in the Nairobi slums

by TIBA AFRICA FOUNDATION Vetted since 2013 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified

Summary

Joy Babycare enables unsupported single mums to leave their babies in safety while they seek work on the streets to earn food for the day. This stops the need for babies to be taken into risky work situations or to be left at home alone.

$20,000
total goal
$8,733
remaining
107
donors
1
monthly donor
4
years

Challenge

Unsupported women and their babies have a hard time in the slums: families have been torn apart due to AIDS/HIV; some may have left rural communities to find work in the city. Earning enough money to survive is a daily challenge. Women may be forced to take their babies with them when seeking casual work in sometimes unsafe environments or to leave their babies at home alone.

Solution

Joy Babycare offers stable, safe baby care and support to families so they can stabilise their lives, support each other and build themselves a more secure future.

Long-Term Impact

The aim is that the project becomes run by the beneficiaries and becomes self-funding. This will increase community confidence and provide a model for other similar projects to receive 'hand up' funding rather than hand outs. The project will initially benefit 20 families.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.tiba-africa.com
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Organization Information

TIBA AFRICA FOUNDATION

Location: NAIROBI - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​www.tiba-africa.com
Project Leader:
Daniel Marungu
NAIROBI, NAIROBI Kenya

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