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Handwashing provision in Kibera, Kenya

Keep Kibera Safe

If you live in Africa's largest slum, in a 10x10 shack, amongst thousands of shacks, crammed back to back with no running water, you just don't have the tools to keep yourself safe from the coronavirus.
Patripul family in single room with food parcel

Action Speaks Louder

Water points in Kibera, food parcels in a Mumbai slum, hygiene training in rural Zambia – just a few weeks ago none of these activities were on Global Care’s ‘to-do’ list!
The narrow pathways of Kibera slum, Kenya

How Three Weeks Can Change Everything: A Word from the CEO

“Are you mad! No one will want to help!”  This was what one person told me when they heard that Global Care was launching an appeal to help vulnerable children overseas, affected by the coronavirus crisis. I hope and pray they were wrong.
impoverished children sitting by littered roadside

World Hunger Facts

Would you like to do more to help fight world hunger but you’re not sure of the facts and figures? Here are our top ten WORLD HUNGER FACTS to get you thinking.
A Spurgeons classroom in Kenya

When A School Keeps A Child Alive

Ten year-old *Gerrard is HIV positive. His father died of AIDS when he was aged just two, and his mother, who is also HIV positive, was ostracised by the rest of the family, who blamed her for his father’s death.
Ruth now in school

Inclusion and impact: Two child stories

*Ruth was carried to school by her mum, a 4km journey on rough, hilly paths. After just four days, Ruth was asked to leave as she couldn’t use the toilet without help. She wasn’t welcome.
Children at the Abeko DSG playscheme

“These children need people who believe in them”

Another trip to Uganda with Global Care, another trip full of surprises. This time it wasn’t the resolute acceptance of poverty that took my breath away, but the phenomenal impact of two disability projects: Global Care works with a Disability Support Group (DSG) in Abeko, in Northern Uganda, and in the South West, the Rukungiri Disability Project helps children with mobility difficulties to access education. Both projects have changed the lives of children, families and whole communities – in only a year!
School boys grinning at Spurgeon's Academy, Kenya

Focus on Spurgeons Academy, Kibera

Overcrowded classrooms. Limited sanitation. High teacher turnover. An expensive and confusing new curriculum. Political turmoil. Poor water supply. Hunger. Period poverty.