Rising from Ashes: Kibera's Resilience
We are happy to share with you some encouraging news from Kibera, Kenya, about the resilience of our partners following a devastating incident that occurred on March 7th, 2023. On that day, their businesses were looted and burned down by anti-government protesters. The destruction was widespread, and many of our partners were left without a source of income.
Despite the adversity, our partners in Kibera have shown remarkable resilience and determination. Thanks in part to the generosity of supporters from the UK, they have already started to rebuild their shops and stalls. The outpouring of support has been overwhelming, and it has been inspiring to see how the community has come together to help each other.
One of our partners, Mark, owned a t-shirt shop that in part supported the Kenya Saints football academy and employed one person. The shop was completely destroyed in the fires, but Mark has already begun rebuilding it with the help of donations from supporters. He is determined to get back to business as soon as possible, so he can continue to support the football academy and provide employment for his staff member.
Another partner, William, owned a sock shop that was his main source of income. His shop was also destroyed in the fires, but he has not been deterred. With the help of donations, he has already started rebuilding his shop and is looking forward to getting back to business.
These are just two examples. The resilience and determination of our partners in Kibera are truly inspiring. They have shown us that even in the face of adversity, it is possible to rebuild and move forward. We are proud to stand with them and support them in their efforts.
Thank you to all our supporters who have helped make this possible. Your generosity has made a real difference in the lives of those affected by the fires. We will continue to update you on the progress of our partners in Kibera and the inspiring work they are doing. Let us continue to support them and spread hope and positivity in the face of adversity.