Most people in Kibera slum (The second largest urban slum in the world) depend on small business and domestic work to earn a living. However, due to COVID-19 they have lost their income and businesses. The project will provide psychological, financial and social support needed for these people to recover from the effects of COVID-19.
Over 1,000,000 people have been rendered jobless because of COVID-19 in Kenya. Most of these people come from informal settlements like Kibera slum. They mainly depend on domestic work and manual jobs to earn a living. Most small businesses run by local communities members in Kibera slum have also been forced to close because they cannot meet COVID-19 guidelines. The world health organization has also raised alarm on the mental health of people during and after COVID-19.
This project will help 500 people from Kibera slum deal with post COVID-19 effects. The project will provide psychological support by linking these people and their families with professional counsellors. This project will also support them through supply of food and paying rent for them.
The project will help restart 250 small businesses which have been forced to close because of COVID-19. The 250 small businesses will be financed and owners trained on entrepreneurship. The project will also help in linking 250 people who have lost their jobs with potential employers.