“As parents, we want the best for our kids” says Judy Nyawira, a mother of two living in an urban informal settlement (slum) in Nairobi, Kenya. Judy’s mornings start at 5am, as she prepares breakfast for her family and gets her children ready for the day. She works all day long and earns just enough money to put food on the table. Every day is uncertain. Every day is a struggle.
She’s not alone.
Around the world, millions of women bear the brunt of caring for children, as well as contributing to household income. Without access to high-quality, affordable childcare, women are unable to participate fully in the workforce. This not only undermines their empowerment and social well-being, it deprives their families, their countries and the global economy of a necessary pool of human capital.
This documentary, funded by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, showcases Kidogo’s work in improving access to quality Early Childhood Care & Education in Nairobi’s urban informal settlements, along with partners from the Aga Khan Foundation and Institute for Human Development at the Aga Khan University.
If you would like to help give children living in Kenya’s urban informal settlements the best start to life, consider making a donation to Kidogo. A small amount goes a long way!