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Fire in KCC Slums

A popular volunteer placement in Kenya has been struck by a terrible disaster that has swept 85% of the homes away from the main section of one of the slums in Naivasha, Kenya. A small fire started out in a home, which lapped a power poll and took off through the slum leaving a burnt out community with many homeless families stripped of their possessions.

Marcus Gregar, a previous IVHQ volunteer developed the Kitendo Children’s Charity (KCC) placement located in this slum in 2009 where many IVHQ volunteers have been placed since and are continuing to help work towards their mission of helping children of the slums get to a point where they are self reliant. Following the devastation of the fire KCC is providing food to the community and replacing school supplies to the children who attend their classes. IVHQ has donated US$500 towards their efforts in rebuilding the community, which is likely to take up to 4 months. 

If you are looking for an affordable volunteer opportunity where you can make a difference in Kenya, you can request a placement at the KCC slums to help rebuild their community.

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