MAMA TUNZA CHILDREN'S CENTRE
Mama Tunza was a pillar of the community who dedicated her life to ensuring that children in the Kibera slum had a safe place to stay. The Kibera Slum is the world’s second largest slum - just 1 square kilometer in size, it is home to over 1.5 million people.
Mama Tunza’s Children Centre was originally located in Kibera, but moved a few years later to the Ngong area, where they were able to access more land and larger structures to better accommodate the children living there. Between 2009 - 2014, KIDS provided food, female hygiene products, and children’s toys. During this time, we also supported the development of a sustainable Greenhouse and Dairy Project to ensure that the children had reliable access to nutrient-rich food and milk.
Between 2014 - 2016, KIDS provided food for 100+ children and school uniforms for 600 students. We also helped the Children’s Centre access water more easily by installing a water pumping machine connected to both the Centre and their greenhouse, along with providing electricity access. We also provided sewing machines and a grinding machine to help support income generating services.
Through the Greenhouse and Dairy Project, KIDS Initiative worked toward the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal #2 - Zero Hunger, while also helping enrich the lives of children living in the Centre.