Uzima Aid is looking into venturing into this in the near future. There is great need for the development of affordable low cost housing especially for the needy.
Owning a house in Kenya has become a pipe dream for many people and most of the affected are the needy communities who live in the informal settlements. Statistics show that the needy spend most of their meagre resources in paying rentals and this further puts economic strain on families.
There are approximately 2.5 million slum (informal settlement) dwellers in about 200 settlements in Nairobi alone representing about 60% the Nairobi population and occupying 6% of the land. Kibera houses about 350,000 of these people. Kibera is one of the biggest slums in Africa and the world.
In 2012 about 2 million Kenyans were homeless and the number is steadily increasing by about 200,000 Kenyans per year. About 68% of all Kenyans do not own land and a higher percentage do not own homes.
Kenya’s slum population is growing rapidly at nearly 6 per cent each year. Nairobi epitomises the challenges facing needy people in Kenya’s urban areas. Pressure on land – largely from commercial interests – has led to a situation where 55 per cent of the city’s total population is crammed onto a mere 1.5 per cent of the total land area.
Uzima would like to be part of the solution to this challenge that has many families in distress.
Partner with us
At this point we would like to enlist individuals, churches and organizations that have an interest in working with Uzima Aid to help us achieve this milestone.
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