Children in Kibera
Yesterday, we shared Luis’ story on our blog. Luis’ mother Lydia moved to Nairobi in the hope of making a better life for her children. Sadly, tragedy struck the family and they battled to survive in Kibera, Kenya’s largest slum.
Join us in praying for children who live amidst the harsh conditions in Kibera:
- Estimates about the number of residents in Kibera vary significantly. The 2009 census put the population at 170,000, other estimates say 800,000.
- 50% of residents are unemployed and 90% are tenants with no rights.
- Problems with drug and alcohol abuse are widespread. Thousands are addicted to Changaa, a widely available cheap alcoholic brew.*
Father, we pray for our partner churches as they seek to support children and families living in Kibera. We pray for the next generation of children and young people. We pray for an end to the cycles of addiction and unemployment. Use children like Luis to bring change to the community.
*BBC, February 2015