Bio-Latrine Center

The Need: Kibera’s 1.5 million residents share 600 toilets, meaning that on average, one toilet serves 1,300 people. Only 46% of the population has access to toilets of any kind. In Kibera, more than an average of 150 people share a single makeshift toilet overflowing with human waste. Instead, many resort to what are referred […]

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Toilet Access Project (TAP)

Lack of sanitation is the world’s leading cause of infection and disease. In Kibera, this is especially true. Kibera’s high density and total lack of infrastructure have led to acute problems of drainage, sanitation and solid waste management. Due to lack of access to sanitation facilities, many residents are forced to resort to what are […]

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Johanna Justin-Jinich Community Clinic

In Kibera, the average life expectancy is thirty years of age, compared with sixty years of age in the rest of Kenya. Women face additional health risks: the number one killer of women in Kibera is childbirth, and extreme gender discrimination creates strong barriers for women accessing health facilities or health information. The Johanna Justin-Jinich […]

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Kibera School for Girls

The First Tuition-free School for Girls in Kibera In August 2009, Shining Hope for Communities founded The Kibera School for Girls, the first tuition-free school for girls in Kibera. By providing a superior education, daily nourishment, uniforms, and schools supplies all free of charge, we are able to give the brightest and most at-risk girls […]

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Our Projects

Shining Hope for Communities has developed a community-driven model to combat intergenerational cycles of gender inequality and extreme poverty. Our tuition-free school for girls is linked to essential services available to all, including a health clinic offering primary and women’s healthcare, community programs that empower and educate, sanitation facilities, and Kibera’s largest clean water access […]

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