Baskets and Bags - Compassion CBO Weaving prject

Compassion CBO is a grassroots, not-for-profit, Community Based Organisation (CBO) in Kenya. We work to eradicate poverty and enact social change through education and sustainable development in the Githogoro Slums and surrounding areas of Nairobi.

Through helping to set up new local groups and working with established ones, we have created a cooperative network of small local groups who - through training and support, are empowered to create income-generating schemes and fight social injustices such as female genital mutilation (FGM).
We also run a school for the children of the slum, so they can access the education that would otherwise be denied to them because of cost. Compassion CBO is run by volunteers.

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Compassion Community Based Organisation (CBO) is a not-for-profit, registered in Kenya under the Ministry of Gender and Social Services. It was formed in 2005.

Compassion CBO
P. O. Box 12497, 00400
Email: info(@)

Compassion CBO is a Safe World Field Partner and a member of the Alliance for a Safe World

Safe World Field Partner

Member of the Alliance for a Safe World

Our Mission

  • To overcome poverty through education and long-term sustainable development;
  • To advocate for children and women, to release them from economical and social poverty;
  • To enable them to live responsible and fulfilled lives.

Anti-FGM Hotline


Compassion Network

Sewing Self Help Group

Compassion Sewing Self Help Group

Compassion Sewing Self Help Group provides empowerment to young women from the slums, through training them in sewing and tailoring. They are encouraged to set up their own businesses as soon as they have finished their apprenticeship with the group.

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We need a new school!

In April our school was demolished. We need help to start again.