My friends and I are involved in an initiative where we pull our resources together to provide sanitary towels to roughly 800 girls within Kibera between two schools, Shadrack Kimalel Primary School and Ayany Primary School. This has been difficult to complete due to lack of adequate funds. Statistics indicate that most people living in Kibera live on under a dollar a day wage which means that most of them live below the poverty line. Most, if not all, work as casual laborers or vegetable vendors and others clean or wash clothes.
The income they bring home is hardly enough to pay the rent, let alone put food on the table. Most families only rely on one meal a day. For some, the school feeding programs in some institutions goes a long way and some are assured of a meal.