Kijiji Cha Upendo is a cooperative of guardians caring for orphaned and abandoned children within loving families. They formed Kijiji Cha Upendo (Swahili for “Village of Love”); in order to increase their capacity as parents and as breadwinners and to fund raise in order to provide an education for the children. Currently they are comprised of 30 families, together caring for 140 children, orphaned and biological. The project operates in Kibera (Nairobi, Kenya) one of Africa’s largest slums.
The CAP Network has been working with Kijiji Cha Upendo since 2011, through the community of support, Village of Love Canada. Partnership supports Kijiji Cha Upendo’s work with caregivers to AIDS-orphans. Additionally we are working with Kijiji Cha Upendo to develop their governance, financial and project management capacity.
The CAP Network is working with Kijiji Cha Upendo to expand their network of caregivers and ensure that families caring for orphans are able to develop sustainable livelihoods and support school fees for all the children in their care.
Get involved and support Kijiji Cha Upendo!
– Donations support on-going orphan caregiver programs expanding livelihoods and advancing school education
– Donations also support special projects, currently Kijiji Cha Upendo is working on urban food security with families through the creation of movable gardens.