[ Dan Brings Hope ]

Dan Oloo, a team member of Acacia of Hope and a resident of Kibera Slum, saw his family and friends suffering in Kibera Slum and wanted to do something about it. "I wanted to do something to help my friends and family. Because I also live here in Kibera I understand the needs of this area. With this pandemic no one allows them to go work for them so they don't have income. Schools are closed and most children depend on school meals so this means they are staying without food. Kibera is a very poor be area it has biggest population of poor people in Nairobi who depend on daily in income which is not available at the moment." said Dan. Oloo and Acacia of Hope partnered together to bring light during such a dark time in the world, and especially in Kenya.
COVID-19 has really changed the lives of many people in Kenya. Most of those who live in Kibera Slum either do not have a job or earn a little money through selling vegetables, making clothes, or doing casual labor jobs. Unlike the United States and other first world countries, Kenya does not have a government system to support its people. Thus, forcing those who are already in poverty to act in extreme measures such as stealing and prostituting in order to provide food for their family. "We have been giving such big necessities: rice, beans, wheat flour, maize flour, cooking oil, and soap." said Dan. Since Kenya is still in a quarantine, they are not able to work to earn money for food. Children are also not in school, which is where most children eat their one meal a day. Families just can not afford to feed their own children. Families are going hungry, even more so than before.
Kibera Slum is a slum in the capital of Nairobi, Kenya. It is home to about 2.5 million people in  about 200 settlements in Nairobi representing 60% of the Nairobi population and occupying just 6% of the land. Kibera is the biggest slum in Africa and one of the biggest in the world.
Dan, along with Acacia of Hope, has raised almost $3,000. All credit goes to Dan, as he has provided food for over 132 families in his community. Dan has been targeting those who are most vulnernable including the elderly, children, and the most needy families.  Although it can be overwhelming with such a high need, we continue to just do our best and do as much as we can with what we have.
Donations to food are tax deductible and so needed.
Here is the link to our fundraiser:  gf.me/u/xzd2i8
You can also give online through our website.
Thank you for your consideration!