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Welcome to Karibuni!

The Karibuni Trust is a UK Registered Charity. We aim to raise awareness about the plight of children living on the streets and in the slums in areas of urban and rural poverty in Kenya; and to raise money to support projects to meet their needs.

We are conscious of the importance of tight governance, so Trustees visit all our largest projects annually; we require annual budgets and regular reporting throughout the year; we have a local representative who works with the projects throughout the year. 

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Stop Press: Saturday 23rd July 11am – 4pm Karibuni Family Fun Day at Fairford Leys, Aylesbury HP19 7HT

From every £1 of income we receive 95 pence goes directly towards helping the children we support in Kenya. 

Karibuni is run by volunteers in the UK so apart from a small amount spent on office expenses, all the money raised and donated is used to support the work in the projects.

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You can help our cause by buying products in our online shop or perhaps sending a charity gift. Last date for Christmas deliver is the 18 December.  […]

Get involved

You may want to raise money organising a fundraising event, give an illustrated talk about our work, help at or visit one of the Karibuni events, assist with the general running of the charity.[…]

See the projects we support

We support projects which are run in Kenya by Kenyans, and provide food, medical care, clothing, education and when necessary a home, all in a loving environment.[…]

Critical issues affecting children in Kenya


Despite the impressive economic growth in the last two years, Kenya is among the world’s 30 poorest countries, ranking 152 out of 177 countries on the 2006 Human Development Index. Inequalities are wide with the top 10 per cent of Kenyans earning 44 per cent of the national income, whilst the bottom 10 per cent earns less than one per cent. Kenya’s poorest regions, including North Eastern Province, have twice the relative poverty headcount of its least poor regions. Years of drought in this region have had a serious impact on the well-being of children, increasing malnutrition rates, morbidity and mortality.

Malnutrition continues to threaten a significant proportion of Kenyan children and women. The most recent countrywide data from 2005/06 shows that 33 per cent of children are stunted, six per cent are wasted and 20 per cent are underweight. National immunization coverage is at 76 per cent, far below the recommended 85 per cent. Wide disparities in immunization rates exist.  In the drought-prone North Eastern Province, for example, where access to health facilities is poor, measles vaccination coverage is only 37 per cent. Access to safe water and sanitation facilities is also limited.  More than 15 million people – including more than half the rural population – are without access to safe water or sanitation facilities.
While malaria continues to be the biggest killer of children in Kenya, there was a 44 per cent in under-five deaths from malaria in the malaria endemic areas. This was achieved through effective treatment following a change in the drug policy from SP to combination therapy, the distribution of over 12 million insecticide-treated bed nets, and the use of preventive malaria treatment during pregnancy. Between 2002 and 2006 the percentage of children under five sleeping under a treated net increased from just four  to 52, while access to prompt and effective treatment rose from four per cent to 16 per cent. You can buy a net for just £3 here.

Life expectancy has reduced drastically from 63 in 1990 to 44 as a result of the impact of HIV and AIDs. However, prevalence rates have reduced significantly from 13.6 in 1997 to just under six per cent in 2006. The decline is attributed to several factors, including increased awareness and use of condoms, availability of anti-retroviral treatment and scale-up of prevention of mother-to-child transmission. Approximately 1.3 million Kenyans are currently living with HIV, including about 156,000 children. Despite rapidly expanded access to treatment in recent years, an estimated 140,000 adults still die annually due to AIDS-related illnesses. Out of an estimated 2.4 million orphans and vulnerable children in need of care and support, about 1.2 million are believed to be due to rising AIDS mortality. Latest estimates of incidence put the number of new HIV infections in the country between 236 and 397 per day.

PaperclipFacts about Kenya
Despite the steady growth of the economy, more than half of the country’s population lives below the poverty line, on less than one US dollar a day. The most vulnerable are families and children living in the urban slums, in the arid lands of northern Kenya and in areas of the country worst affected by HIV. These are also the areas with high child mortality and low enrollment in school.
ChecklistFast Facts
 Population: 38.3 million  Children: 19.15 million  People living below the poverty line: 46%  National HIV and AIDs prevalence (age 15-49): 7.8%  Under 5 mortality rate: 74/1000 live births  Immunisation coverage: 68%  School enrolment:90%


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All our products are ethically sourced and produced.
All the profit goes directly towards helping the children we support in Kenya. 

Charity Gifts


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    Kenyan patchwork oven gloves

    £7.50
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    Solar lamp

    £20.00
  • Bag-patchwork-karibunitrust

    Kenyan patchwork bag

    £20.00
  • Karibuni charity gifts - Your gift will provide a mattress for a Nursery child

    Mattress for a nursery child

    £10.00