As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility programme, Fusion works with a registered UK charity, “Kibera In Need” (KIN), and its local NGO partner in Kenya, Riziki.
KIN works to provide access to education, health care and psycho-social support for vulnerable children in the Kibera settlement in Nairobi, Kenya. Fusion assists both through financial contributions and through staff involvement in projects.
“The Kibera” is a slum area of 2.5 sq. Km which is home to at least 800,000 people. It has a range of economic and social problems including sanitation, security, nutrition, health (a high proportion of residents are affected by HIV), social conflict, and abuse. KIN’s child sponsorship scheme provides vulnerable children with primary education, and – unusually – extends this support to secondary education and vocational training. The aim: to help some of the least advantaged some chance of participating in Kenya’s growth story.
KIN & Riziki also operate a feeding programme and a Nano-Finance scheme for Kibera residents, who are also care-givers to the children. Riziki particularly favours business-related solutions to poverty. For example: a self-financing solar lighting project, launched in 2012. For more information on KIN, click here.