Although child sponsorship was our first program, and has been very successful, we realized that education is a long-term poverty alleviation strategy. For that reason, we felt it was necessary to help impoverished families generate income, while their children were receiving an education.
They have also undertaken numerous projects in Kenya itself, sewing and selling school uniforms, and making and selling candles at the local markets. The JECK women have repeatedly come to us with successes, and bigger and better plans for their group, their income, and Watoto wa Dunia. They are now working towards moving out of Kibera into a much more pleasant and healthy environment.