Stand 17

Karibuni Children

In partnership with the Methodist Church in Kenya, Karibuni Children supports children from slums in Kenya to have food, education until they have a qualification, school uniforms and health care when necessary. This has enabled many children to reach their potential as hairdressers, tailors, teachers, nurses, surveyors, accountants, teachers - the list is endless!

One young man, Robert, has set up a charity himself in Kenya, to raise the plight of women and girls in a patriarchal environment, and to organise medical camps providing free cancer screening and treatment for women. His own mother had died of cervical cancer, and he resolved to help as many women as possible. One of the miracles we see on our annual visits!

At Karibuni Children’s stall, Stand 17, you will find bright Kenyan fabric shoulder bags, shopping bags and rucksacks small banana leaf ornaments, stone and wood carvings and Christmas cards. These items are all made by refugees from other African countries who are working through the Jesuit Refugee Centre in Nairobi.

Karibuni is Swahili for ‘Welcome’. Elaine and Joy would love to welcome you to our stall.

Website: Karibuni Children