Orphans in residence
The home supports 25 children on a daily basis, sometimes the number goes up to 30 due to temporary rescue missions associated with children cases at Soweto police station.
Orphans through outreach programs
The home supports 50 children mostly through a feeding program and outreach where mothers,children or guardians come for food at the home. The number goes up to between 250 and 300 during our social hall feeding program events.
Started in 2009 as a self help group then later re-registered as a CBO in 2015 to support children on site.
Monthly support provided
Ksh.27000 (USD 270)
Orphanage Director name and title
Director Name : Margret Nekesa
Title : Founder/Director
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Website : http://www.smilecommunitycentre.org
Brief description of the neighbourhood
Soweto area slums is a highly populated informal settlement neighborhood that consists of no income or low income population composed of casual laborers who work in the neighbouring industrial area, located in the eastlands of Nairobi City.Huge traffic of people is witnessed in the evening when people arrive in their homes from industrial areas.
The houses basically consist of iron sheet structures but with the construction of the outering road,the area witnessed an influx of stone made houses where builders bought cheap leftover construction materials from chinese road construction sites at donholm area.