About our Centers in Kenya - Kawangware & Gichagi
Kenya is located on the coast of Eastern Africa. According to CIA World Factbook, the estimated per-capita income is $840 per year, with greater than 43 percent of the population attempting to survive on less than $1.25 per day.
Our two Kenyan centers, Kawangware and Gichagi, are located in two communities that struggle with extreme poverty. The Kawangware slum has a population of over 300,000 people living within a four-square-mile area. A large portion of this population lives on less than $1 per day and has very little access to clean drinking water. Gichagi is home to over 10,000 people that battle the same harsh realities as those living in Kawangware. On your trip, you will visit and participate in the ongoing ministry at both centers.
At both centers, the children who participate in the leagues receive disease-prevention training, basic medical assistance and other forms of humanitarian aid. The poorest children at the centers receive their education and support through Hasmin’s Friends, Vapor Ministries' child sponsorship program. If you are a sponsor of a Hasmin's Friend in Kenya, you will have the opportunity to meet your sponsored child during your trip.
Information packets and applications for our upcoming trips to Kenya are available below.