COVID-19 Mathare Slums Nairobi, Kenya



Imagine practicing social distancing in a city of 500,000 people crammed into an area of just 7.25 km2.  At 68,941 people per km2the Mathare slum in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, is over six times as densely populated as City of New York, the current epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic.


With a donation of 21.000 Canadian dollars from the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives, the Mathare Youth Environmental Conservation Group (MYECG), commissioned by UN-Habitat (United Nations Human Settlements Programme) and accompanied by Water Is Right Foundation, can now install 15 hand washing and disinfection stations. In this way, we are creating a strong and lasting legacy that will continue to exist even after the current situation. In the coming months further donations will be needed to support our works:


  • 25.000 USD for emergency food or quarantine assistance

  • 20.000 USD for distribution of water and soap

  • 7.500 USD for personal protective equipment

  • 5.000 USD for public health information materials

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