Building Independence - Breaking the dependency culture.
So many people here have literally nothing and are living day by day. We seek to give them a means to help themselves rather than being dependent on handouts.
Living Waters Social Enterprises was created following several visits to Nairobi by a small group of people from New Community church in Southampton and their friends. This group, New Community Kibera (NCK), is running several projects and has built good relationships with local people living in the Kibera slum.
We plan to start and build businesses that will provide employment and training and use their profits to support the community. Once these businesses are operating successfully then it will be local people generating money to help local causes
Our other goal is to “clean” the slum. The slum has high levels of pollution and disease and many people are addicted to drugs; we will invest in business ideas that will help to tackle these problems. Our name, Living Waters, is meant to signify healing and cleansing and the bringing of new life.