About our Centers in Kenya - Kawangware & Gichagi
Kenya is a rural country located on the coast of Eastern Africa. More than one-third of the country’s population is living on less than $1.90 per day. The child mortality rate is 39 out of 1,000 live births, largely due to the lack of disease prevention and treatment in the country. Also due to their low-level health care, Kenya has been ranked 154 out of 177 for life expectancy (source: The Borgen Project).
Both of Vapor Ministries’ Kenyan centers, Kawangware and Gichagi, are located in communities that struggle with extreme poverty. The Kawangware slum has a population of over 80,000 people living within a four-square-mile area. Over 65 percent of the adult population in Kawangware have no permanent job and are without access to education (source: The Thunder Foundation). Gichagi is home to almost 20,000 people that battle the same harsh realities as those living in Kawangware. If you choose to go on a trip with Vapor, you will visit and participate in the ongoing ministry at both centers.
One of Vapor ministries’ main focuses through our ministry is to educate the children who participate in the leagues on disease-prevention training, basic medical assistance, and other forms of humanitarian aid. The poorest children at the centers receive their education and support through Hasmin’s Friends, Vapor Ministries' child sponsorship program. If you are a sponsor of a Hasmin's Friend in Kenya, you will have the opportunity to meet your sponsored child during your trip.