Wayo Wayo Kibra
We create opportunities for Kibera’s disadvantaged youth through recreational soccer, community work, entrepreneurship, and life skills training.
Wayo Wayo Kibra (WWK) is a registered community-based organization located in the slum of Kibera “Kibra,” Nairobi County in Kenya. The word Kibra is a Nubian word for “forest” used by residents of the slum. WWK is an all-volunteer organization, and most volunteers are residents. The word Wayo means footstep in Kiswahili. Abdul Hussein established this organization in 2016 to empower entrepreneurship for young boys and girls in the area through sports. If you want to learn more about our organization’s members, click “Read More.”
The Kibera Slum
Kibera is the largest urban slum in Africa, with an estimated 500,000 – 1 million slum dwellers in Nairobi living in extreme poverty with a lack of access to essential services, including electricity, clean running water, sanitation service, and medical care. Additionally, an insufficient food supply and a lack of access to health care and education limit opportunities for Kiberian residents.
Another aspect of extreme destitute living conditions includes dwellers living in structurally unstable rooms, many with low roofs, unusable toilets, half-flooded areas, and excessive rubbish. In some villages, the head of the household will send their children to beg for survival. The earnings are less than $2 a day for an entire family.