Did you know?

  • Just 8% of children from Gituamba attend secondary school
  • 11 years is the average reading age of adults in Gituamba
  • Casual labour is the career path for the vast majority of people living in Gituamba
  • The Nairobi River acts as the local water supply, washing facilities and drainage system

This is Gituamba

Putrid water trickles down cracked and uneven streets that are flanked by shacks selling fruit and veg. There is a thick stench leaking from a nearby sewage pipe, smashed so its cargo of rotting human excrement might flow onto the adjacent fields and fertilise the food crops.

Twenty-five thousand people live in and around Gituamba on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya; they all seem oblivious to the dirt that covers everything like an unsavoury icing. Flies are everywhere: on food, on faces. Nobody attempts to bat them away.

But in spite of the dirt and poverty, the lack of food, education and healthcare, there is still hope. This is Gituamba.

Though Gituamba faces many challenges we have reason for hope. We have been working with community leaders to discover where change is needed most and how we can help meet those needs. Find out more about our Uzimatele Football League and the Who Do You See? scholarship programme.